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Postby Freakzilla » 15 Feb 2019 15:53

All the middle aged plus women I've talked to are excited about it... and most of them have never heard of it. They seem to like the choice for Chani too
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Postby Naib » 17 Feb 2019 13:10

I occurred to me today why the choice of Momoa is irritating me so much. It's because I always thought that Mandy Patinkin circa Princess Bride would have made a perfect Duncan Idaho. He had the physical ability and was certainly a great actor. It's just a shame that Villeneuve couldn't see that that is the calibre of actor the Idaho character deserves. Not some flash in the pan.

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Postby Freakzilla » 20 Feb 2019 11:36

He really didn't have that much of a part in Dune, depending on where they cut it he won't be in the second half at all. They can always recast for Dune Messiah and after.
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Postby Naib » 20 Feb 2019 11:48

Freakzilla wrote:They can always recast for Dune Messiah and after.

I like your optimism!

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Postby Omphalos » 20 Feb 2019 14:19

Naib wrote:By the juice of Sapho they've chosen a Piter.

https://deadline.com/2019/02/legendary-dune-david-dastmalchian-1202560175/


that guy reminds me of the Pharma-bro douche who jacked up the cost of the epi-pen.

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Postby Naib » 20 Feb 2019 14:42

Omphalos wrote:
Naib wrote:By the juice of Sapho they've chosen a Piter.

https://deadline.com/2019/02/legendary-dune-david-dastmalchian-1202560175/


that guy reminds me of the Pharma-bro douche who jacked up the cost of the epi-pen.

He does at that. I don't really know this guy too well but Villeneuve seems to like him.

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Postby SadisticCynic » 20 Feb 2019 16:51

Naib wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Naib wrote:By the juice of Sapho they've chosen a Piter.

https://deadline.com/2019/02/legendary-dune-david-dastmalchian-1202560175/


that guy reminds me of the Pharma-bro douche who jacked up the cost of the epi-pen.

He does at that. I don't really know this guy too well but Villeneuve seems to like him.


I mostly recall him from the recent Ant-Man films, but he was also in BR2049 as Coco, which I guess is why Villeneuve likes him.
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Postby Redstar » 22 Feb 2019 00:02

The most important thing is that I love Denis, since Prisoners. What a luxury! He asked me if I would ever be interested in being part of Dune. Are you kidding? How much do I have to pay? It's one of those blessings that you have in this amazing, blessed life that I happen to have: having a job that I love, and make a living with, and also work with people that I truly admire and respect, and I'm getting inspired by it. It's a lot.


I read the first three books, and, of course, I saw David Lynch's film. I'm going to be turning 50 on March 1st, so I saw David Lynch's film, which I loved. I remember the day I saw it in 1984, I think, and it was weird! And I loved it! It was big and weird, and those sandworms!


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Redstar wrote:
The most important thing is that I love Denis, since Prisoners. What a luxury! He asked me if I would ever be interested in being part of Dune. Are you kidding? How much do I have to pay? It's one of those blessings that you have in this amazing, blessed life that I happen to have: having a job that I love, and make a living with, and also work with people that I truly admire and respect, and I'm getting inspired by it. It's a lot.


I read the first three books, and, of course, I saw David Lynch's film. I'm going to be turning 50 on March 1st, so I saw David Lynch's film, which I loved. I remember the day I saw it in 1984, I think, and it was weird! And I loved it! It was big and weird, and those sandworms!


Why Javier Bardem Is Excited About Joining Denis Villeneuve's Dune

Thanks for the link.

It's interesting to see Dune fans becoming more vocal now that the film is taking shape.

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Postby chanilover » 11 Mar 2019 15:50

So what are everyone's thoughts on the prospects for the new film? The castling looks pretty interesting, ik just not sure the book really translates well to film.

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Postby Serkanner » 11 Mar 2019 16:38

chanilover wrote:So what are everyone's thoughts on the prospects for the new film? The castling looks pretty interesting, ik just not sure the book really translates well to film.

Hi again, by the way.


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Postby Omphalos » 11 Mar 2019 18:22

chanilover wrote:So what are everyone's thoughts on the prospects for the new film? The castling looks pretty interesting, ik just not sure the book really translates well to film.

Hi again, by the way.


Had a brief hope that they would do it right. More and more its starting to look like a mass-market POS that will support a lifetime of video games and hack-based adaptations.

Remember, "tentpole" is what the accountants get when they see the marketing plan.

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Postby georgiedenbro » 13 Mar 2019 12:59

My biggest concern is that it will be a well put together ok product, that sort of basically shows the literal story, has some good acting, and good visuals. I doubt it will be a complete POS, based on the director, but I will be very surprised if he touches upon the significant themes of the book and uses the film as a vehicle to show them. It will probably be lukewarm in the areas that would matter to me.

For instance, I would lay down money that we will not get a character arc showing Paul as trying to avoid the jihad, and failing himself in the end when it's clear he valued being an Atreides more than avoiding being the leader of a bloodbath. At this point I can scarcely imagine a Hollywood film depicting a grand victory as being a failure for our hero.
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Postby Naib » 15 Mar 2019 08:28

I had high hopes in the beginning. Some of the casing seems rather odd to me and the inclusion of C-level actors like Momoa have put me right off. I hold little hope for anything great now. I fear it could be retitled Super Space Spice War.

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Postby chanilover » 21 Mar 2019 15:58

That Chalamet dude looks the part of Paul, and I can't wait to see the Baron's fat suit.
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Postby Freakzilla » 22 Mar 2019 17:00

chanilover wrote:That Chalamet dude looks the part of Paul, and I can't wait to see the Baron's fat suit.


I hope they don't overdo it, he only weighed 200kg. :wink:
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Postby Naib » 23 Mar 2019 11:12

I hope they don't use a fat suit at all and have Skarsgard on a cheese and bacon diet instead.