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Dune Gains A ‘Beast’

We at 25YL have discovered there are two groups when it comes to the discussion of the cinematic cult masterpiece that is Dune (1984). Those who loved David Lynch’s vision of Dune and will defend it to the death and those who wished any other director had a crack at the story, its characters, and its entire two hours and seventeen minutes of screen time. Well those in the second camp are getting their wish. Denis Villeneuve is at the helm of Legendary’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s beloved Dune.

While two cast members have already been secured, Timothée Chalamet as the Kwisatz Haderach himself, Paul Atreides. Of course, Chalamet is most known for his breakout role in Call Me by Your Name and this year’s Beautiful Boy.

Timothee Chalamet from Call Me by Your Name

He’s joined by Rebecca Ferguson who will be playing Paul’s mother, the Bene Gesserit Lady Jessica. Ferguson is known for her roles in The White Queen, Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission Impossible — Fallout and playing Jenny Lind in The Greatest Showman.

Rebecca Ferguson as Jenny Lind in The Greatest Showman

Just announced was Dave Bautista. For those who have not seen the blockbuster that is Guardians of the Galaxy or were not WWE Wrestling fans from 2002-2010, Bautista played Drax in Guardians, and a larger version of himself in the WWE. He has been acting since 2006, and will be taking on the role of ‘Beast’ Rabban, played in Lynch’s version by Paul Smith. Villeneuve is no stranger to working with Bautista, as they worked together in 2017’s Blade Runner 2049.

Dave Bautista at the premier of Avengers: Infinity War.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9640561rs) Dave Bautista ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ film premiere, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 23 Apr 2018

We want to hear from you. Are you excited by the idea of a Dune ‘reboot’? Does the idea fall like an obelisk destroyed by the weirding way? Who would you like to see cast in Villeneuve’s version?  Let us know in the comments.


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Written by J.C. Hotchkiss

J.C. Hotchkiss is a Office Manager by day and Managing News Editor for 25YL Site the other 16 hours of the day. In her most recent article for 25YL, she delves into whether Special Agent Dale Cooper (the best written television character of all time, in her eyes), is Laura Palmer's Dream Man. When she isn’t writing of her love of FBI Agents with a penchant for doughnuts, coffee and pie, she enjoys getting lost in a good book, sipping a damn fine glass of wine among friends, and trying to keep up with the latest cartoon craze via her 5 1/2 year old. She lives smack in the middle of the Big Apple and Beantown, so for a girl with many different interests and tastes it's the perfect place to be.

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