Denis Villeneuve’s dreams of ‘Dune’ reach the big screen
(AP) - Long before Denis Villeneuve decided to become a director, he was dreaming about making a movie of “Dune.”
Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel about intergalactic power struggles, space worms and an all powerful spice had captivated the filmmaker since he was a teenager.
Now, after almost four decades, he’s getting his chance with a $165 million production budget and a starry cast that includes Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.
The film was done with the understanding that if were successful enough, there would be a second.
“Dune” opens in theaters and on HBO Max on Friday.
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