The adaptation of Dune from Denis Villeneuve is now shaping up to become one of the most impressive casts of 2019, with the adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel having added Thanos actor, Josh Brolin to this mix. Brolin is set to play the role of Gurney Halleck, who is “a troubadour-swordsman loyal to the family who is instrumental in the wakening of Atreides’ cosmic powers which will start a revolution.”
Brolin will join Rebecca Ferguson, Timothee Chalamet, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem and also, Charlotte Rampling. Zendaya and Oscar Isaac have been reportedly attached to this project as well.
The original novel “tells the complex story of a fallen noble family’s attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, even as it is betrayed by a galactic emperor.”
The Dune novels have been considered to be a few of the most groundbreaking literature in the genre of science fiction and have inspired many generations of legions of imitators and fans. The movie marks the second feature movie adaptation of this story after David Lynch’s efforts in the year, 1984.
In spite of the talent involved with Dune, the endeavour had failed to impress the viewers as the complex and sprawling nature of the narrative had presented many difficulties.
“David Lynch did an adaptation in the ’80s that has some very strong qualities,” the filmmaker said.
“I mean, David Lynch is one of the best filmmakers alive, I have massive respect for him. But when I saw his adaptation, I was impressed, but it was not what I had dreamed of, so I’m trying to make the adaptation of my dreams. It will not have any link with the David Lynch movie. I’m going back to the book, and going to the images that came out when I read it.”
Dune has been slated to head into production by spring.