Of the many, many projects currently in some state of production, Denis Villeneuve's Dune is one of our most highly anticipated. An all-star cast! A director who certainly seems to be working at the top of his game! A classic novel! Big, weird sci-fi ideas! Quite frankly, we're not sure how anyone could not be excited about this.
Anyway, this is all just preamble to the following bit of news: as of today, cameras are now rolling on Villeneuve's Dune. It's really happening, and the countdown is now officially on for the film's November 20th, 2020 arrival in theaters.
In case you haven't kept up with our extensive coverage of the project's casting process, Dune will star Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Stephen Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, and Chang Chen. Villeneuve co-wrote the adaptation with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's Greig Fraser will be handling cinematography. This thing's gonna be big, beautiful and weird, and we cannot wait.
So, not much else to add at this time. Just letting y'all know Dune is now offically en route. Stay tuned for what we imagine will be a truly ridiculous number of updates between now and next November.