Denis Villeneuve is delivering a new take on Frank Herbert’s iconic novel ‘Dune,’ and Oscar Isaac is sharing some great insight for what to expect with the film! This film will be the third adaptation of the novel following David Lynch’s movie and the 2000 miniseries. For those who have seen all of them and read the book, it is quite clear that the first two were able to get portions right but were unable to fully tell the original story. With Villeneuve taking two films for the first book, we might finally be able to see it happen.
While being interviewed about ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ by Entertainment Weekly, Isaac shared a few details regarding the tone of ‘Dune’:
“It’s just a wholly, wholly different thing. I couldn’t imagine anyone more suited for the tone of the original Frank Herbert novels than Denis. There are some things that are — for lack of a better word — nightmarish about what you see… There’s just this kind of brutalist element to it. It’s shocking. It’s scary. It’s very visceral. And I know that definitely between Denis and myself and Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson as the family unit, we really searched for the emotion of it. I’m beyond myself with excitement. I think it’s good to feel cool, unique, and special.”
In the upcoming adaptation, Isaac will be playing Duke Leto Atreides. For those unfamiliar with the story, there are definitely some dark moments that the character will need to go through. The most obvious scenes that this could refer to are when Isaac will share screen time with Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.
Are you looking forward to Denis Villeneuve’s take on ‘Dune’? What are your thoughts on the comments from Oscar Isaac about the tone of the film? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Dune’ will arrive in your local theaters on December 18th, 2020!