Ooh Lord, what they got going on over on that desert planet this time?
Denis Villeneuve makes his version of Dune. Now, is it a remake of the classic David Lynch film or is it a new interpretation and adaptation of the Frank Herbert book?
The year is 10,191 and the drug-like spice is mined on the planet Arrakis. The Emperor has ordered House Harkonnen to surrender the planet to enemy House Atreides.
Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) accepts the Emperor’s decree to takeover spice mining and he, his concubine, Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) and son, Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) take residence among the blistering sun and the bone-dry sand.
But there’s something about that Paul. Though he’s this scrawny runt, he may just have a beloved prophecy on his tiny behind. Is he The One?
Not only is his father a Duke (and near master political strategist), but his mother is a Bene Gesserit Sister, a powerful line of sorceresses who can choose the birth of their offspring. And in the interest of bearing the Kwisatz Haderach—this “The One”– they’ve all been ordered to bear only daughters.
Jessica defies her sisterhood and bears the Duke a son.
Ah, amor. And messiahs.
The 2021 “Dune” walks a tight rope. It has to live up to, modernize and surpass the 1984 iteration while being something all its own. So, is it a remake of David Lynch’s or a straight adaptation from the book? Continue reading.