Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by wayoung, Dec 22, 2016.
Hmmmm . . . . they're attempting "Dune" again.
All that really matters is that he's the brutish, older nephew. They can play with the exact age of the character without impacting the story in any way that matters.
And don't forget, this is a society where thanks to the spice, the aristocracy can live for several hundred years. So an heir apparent in his 40's or 50's still acting like an entitled 20-something isn't out of the question.
Then how old do you imagine Feyd?
I feel like Raban would be easily 30 to 40, as he was the heir-apparent until he proved to be, well, a beast, an inept at the job.
I'd cast Natalie Dormer for Jessica. She's obviously attractive, and there's something very regal and commanding about her. Saw her on stage last year and she has incredible presence. Ideal Bene Gesserit.
I kind of brain farted when I saw Reverend's post, but now that I remember who Gurney was, I agree he would have been a much better fit.
So I wonder how they'll handle The Baron, make up, a heavy actor, or mo-cap?
You're a bit behind, they've been working on this for quite a while now.
I thought he was about the same age as Paul, so mid/late teens, or early 20s. I'll admit, it's been a while since I read the book, so I could just be remember the characters as being younger than they actually were.
So both Feyd and Raban are in their 20s? I'll have to reread but I never imagined Raban as that young.
Rabban was 59, Feyd was 16 at the start of Dune. Both died roughly two years later.
Oh, well OK then.
Well, that's that.
Today's news is that Stellan Skarsgard has been cast as the Baron. That's quite the cast. With all the casting news this movie may actually get made.
Oh, that's very good casting indeed! Hopefully that means the Baron won't simply be a bombastic tyrant and instead have more nuance to him.
Sarsgaard does give good tyrant though.
Also, holy crap does my phone have a lot of ways to autocorrect Skarsgard
Anyone else kinda hope it doesn't get made? I just can't imagine a Dune movie being any good.
I don't want it to get made out of pure jealousy that I don't get to make it.
Otherwise, there is some trepidation of course but this is a fantastic creative team. It could be something wonderful.
Besides, this isn't a "virgin" content. It's already been made and re-made. Another version, even if it fails, won't tarnish the legacy and, like Lynchs, will undoubtedly cause an increase in interest in the source material even if the movie is horrible.
That he does. But I like to think he'll be more than just bombastic.
That's how I feel, too. Plus, I have a lot of faith in Denis Villeneuve because of Enemy, Prisoners, Blade Runner 2049, and especially Arrival.
I'm wondering how they will deal with the Barons pedophilia, incestuous desires, and regular rapes. In the novel it's a way to bring even more danger to Paul, making the Barons threat to him not only of regular violence but also sexual. On film, in this day and age, it could be misinformed as the age old trope that homosexuals are dangerous pedophiles. Since it's not key to the plot of this novel (but is important in CoD) I wonder if they will drop it entirely.
Hm, that's a good point. There are a lot of moving parts to cover, even in two films, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was dropped.
I agree. Additionally, I get the impression from FH's books that he wasn't exactly progressive when it comes to homosexuality,. It would mean Alia's affair with Javid would need to be re-worked, which I suppose would be easy enough to do. Make it her decision, not the Barons.
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