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Dave Bautista joins ‘Dune’ reboot

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    mat
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    In related news, Roger Deakins will not be doing cinematography, which I'm very sad about. Him and Villeneuve make an amazing team - a significant reason Blade Runner 2049 was so good was Deakins'...

    In related news, Roger Deakins will not be doing cinematography, which I'm very sad about. Him and Villeneuve make an amazing team - a significant reason Blade Runner 2049 was so good was Deakins' camerawork - and I'd have loved to see what he did with Dune.

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    1. Ludo
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      Aww, that's a bummer! The visuals are a huge part of what made that movie and I'd love to have a similar look on Dune.

      Aww, that's a bummer! The visuals are a huge part of what made that movie and I'd love to have a similar look on Dune.

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    dubteedub
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    I loved Denis Villeneuve's Bladerunner 2049 and really excited to see this new take on one of the greatest sci fi novels of all time. Bautista is also an amazing actor and really glad to see him...

    I loved Denis Villeneuve's Bladerunner 2049 and really excited to see this new take on one of the greatest sci fi novels of all time.

    Bautista is also an amazing actor and really glad to see him get more work.

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      deciduous
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      Bautista was phenomenal in 2049, despite his small screen time. Villeneuve hopefully has a plan for a bigger role this time. A story the scope of Dune is obviously going to be tough to tackle,...

      Bautista was phenomenal in 2049, despite his small screen time. Villeneuve hopefully has a plan for a bigger role this time.

      A story the scope of Dune is obviously going to be tough to tackle, considering how many failed attempts we've had. I really hope he can keep the heart of the story while cutting out the parts that are going to need to be cut to fit a movie runtime.

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      1. mat
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        Elsewhere I have read Bautista is playing Glossu Rabban Harkonnen, which isn't a particularly big role but I'm sure he'll do a good job with it.

        Elsewhere I have read Bautista is playing Glossu Rabban Harkonnen, which isn't a particularly big role but I'm sure he'll do a good job with it.

        3 votes
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        PahoojyMan
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        I'm hoping they split it up to give it the time it needs to let the universe unfold. It really is a tough book to convert to a film format. So much exposition is needed to school the viewer in the...

        I'm hoping they split it up to give it the time it needs to let the universe unfold.

        It really is a tough book to convert to a film format. So much exposition is needed to school the viewer in the rules of the Dune-world and to convey the multitude of minute details happening in one single moment. The only way to get enough information across is near-constant narration.

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        1. mat
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          Two films. It's not enough. Dune needs to be a tv series really.

          Two films. It's not enough. Dune needs to be a tv series really.

          2 votes