Bless the Maker and the new Dune movie

As a fan of Dune, (well, of the original trilogy. I hated God Emperor of Dune), I’m really hoping the Dune remake will be awesome.

I’m really excited by the cast they’re assembling for this new Dune movie, with Zendaya the latest one who is reportedly in talks to join.

If the deal pushes through, Zendaya will join a powerhouse cast, indeed.

Oscar Isaac and Rebecca Ferguson will co-star as Chalamet’s parents, while Stellan Skarsgård will play the film’s antagonist, Baron Harkonnen, and Dave Bautista will play his murderous nephew. Meanwhile, screen legend Charlotte Rampling will play the Reverend Mother Mohiam, who can divine intentions, suss out lies and manipulate people’s emotional states on behalf of the emperor.

Should her deal close, Zendaya would play Chani, a strong young woman with whom Paul shares a deep connection. She plays a large part as the story unfolds, and may even take on a larger role in the next Dune film — should this one merit a sequel. Remember, Villeneuve is an ambitious filmmaker whose Blade Runner 2049 was also supposed to spark a franchise, to no avail.

How about you? Are you looking forward to the Dune remake?

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