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Aquaman’s Jason Momoa joins killer cast of Denis Villenueve’s ‘Dune’

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    dubteedub
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    Timothee Chalamet, Dave Bautista, Oscar Isaac, and now Jason Momoa are really shaping this up to be an incredible cast. I know I've said it before here, but this is my most hyped for movie thats...

    Timothee Chalamet, Dave Bautista, Oscar Isaac, and now Jason Momoa are really shaping this up to be an incredible cast. I know I've said it before here, but this is my most hyped for movie thats on my radar right now.

    I cant wait to see what Villeneuve is able to do with this setting and story. Dune is easily the best sci fi book of all time imo and Villeneuve is such a perfect director choice.

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      cfabbro
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      Agreed. I am pretty gentle with my books, but this is my original copy of Dune Messiah... just to give you an idea of how many times I have reread the series over the last 30+ years. And I can't...

      Dune is easily the best sci fi book of all time

      Agreed. I am pretty gentle with my books, but this is my original copy of Dune Messiah... just to give you an idea of how many times I have reread the series over the last 30+ years. And I can't even show you my original copy of Dune because it completely fell apart a few years ago because of all the use/abuse. :P

      I cant wait to see what Villeneuve is able to do with this setting and story.

      Ditto. After how amazing Blade Runner 2049 turned out, I am super excited to see what he can do with Dune. Hopefully he finally does the series justice... although TBH, for all their flaws, I am still pretty fond of the old David Lynch movie and the SyFy miniseries, especially Children of Dune (where James McAvoy was fantastic as Leto II).

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        The_Blackthorn
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        I with you on that count. It's so out there, but has some great moments. That said, a proper big budget two-part adaption is exactly what the book needs. I'm so pumped to see it get a full treatment.

        although TBH, for all their flaws, I am still pretty fond of the old David Lynch movie

        I with you on that count. It's so out there, but has some great moments. That said, a proper big budget two-part adaption is exactly what the book needs. I'm so pumped to see it get a full treatment.

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        1. mat
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          I think what the book needs is a proper TV series, not a movie. Movies are just too limited to tell such involved stories. You can't pack Dune into 3-4 hours. TV is a much more suitable format....

          I think what the book needs is a proper TV series, not a movie. Movies are just too limited to tell such involved stories. You can't pack Dune into 3-4 hours. TV is a much more suitable format. Imagine Game of Thrones as two movies - it just wouldn't do the story justice - and GoT is a fraction of the book Dune is in terms of complexity.

          I'm fairly hopeful that Villeneuve will do a good job within the constraints of the format he's working in, but it will necessarily be a very limited telling of Herbert's story, which deserves more.

          btw if you like the Lynch movie try to find a copy of Dune: The Alternative Edition Redux because it's so, so much better - I loved Lynch's film but the fanedit is absolutely the definitive version for me.

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    markh
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    So... I should probably read Dune.

    So... I should probably read Dune.

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