OT: New Dune Movie Casting

As a fan of the book series and someone who can honestly say that the 1984 version was 100% David Lynch and 0% Frank Herbert, I am intrigued by the new film coming out next year, and think they've nailed a lot of the casting so far.

Paul Atreides: Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)
Lady Jessica: Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible series)
Duke Leto: Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Chani: rumored to be Zendaya
Baron Harkonnen: Stellan Skarsgard (Avengers)
Beast Rabban: Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Duncan Idaho: Jason Momoa (Aquaman)
Gurney Halleck: Josh Brolin (Avengers/Deadpool 2)
Stilgar: Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men)

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Jason Momoa as Idaho is a little weird for me and are they going to put Stellan Skarsgard in a fat suit or what? Love the Ferguson, Bautista, and Brolin castings. Cautiously optimistic about Bardem as Stilgar.

Overall I'm super excited about this. Also, it's set to release in like 2020, not this year. Filming starts this year.

My ideal casting right now for the remaining big players

Feyd-Rautha. My gut says either Harry Styles or Tom Holland.
I'm hoping they at least pay some homage to the earlier film by casting Patrick Stewart as Shaddam IV.
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Thufir Hawat: David Koechner
Princess Irulan: Elizabeth Debicki

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So...Zendaya has to be in every movie now, right?

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she's certainly easy on the eyes so I wouldn't mind.

Josh Brolin (Goonies)

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This is going to be great for the ACC.

No Country for Old Men

Good movie.

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Oooooh Rebecca Ferguson.

Me like.

I'm fully on board the hype train. Villeneuve is a top tier director right now, I can't wait to see his take on this.

I read that so long ago, I can't even remember the character names.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

What did people think of the original movie? I liked the book though it does seem to throw you into the deep end and expect you to swim.

The original was on TV this morning, and it...does not hold up well.

Just some very bad creative choices made by Lynch, but the story is there.

It is a deep set of books to get into, but I am excited by these casting choices. Dune doesn't need to be a CGI fest, and I hope it's not.

I feel like I haven't been high or drunk enough to appreciate the first one. It was a little.... Out there

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Hated the movie. The miniseries was a bit better for me though.

This shows promise.

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Both the Dune and Children of Dune mini-series made by Scifi were pretty good. That was back before they went "Syfy".

Agreed, SciFi had some good stuff going back then and those two were fairly true to the books, at least compared to the film.

Oh and also, the PC game (actually Dune II) was genre defining.

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I remember playing some Dune game at a friend's house on Genesis back in elementary school. That may have been my first exposure to RTS.

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Dune II was amazing. I wish I could find an emulator!

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The old Sega one? try Retroarch.

Dune 2000? Maybe check the wishlist for GoG and see if it is already there.

I loved the first movie. It was weird yes, but I hadn't read the books.

None of the remakes (while closer to the books) were as good a movie to me.

At least the 1984 movie followed the book fairly well. It wasn't some sort of Battlefield Earth Abomination. Obviously, there are going to be things that get left out. It's a long book, and there's only so much time they can allot for the movie.
I actually saw the movie before reading the book. TBH, it helped with name pronunciation.

That said, it gets a little cheesy at times.
I remember liking the Children of Dune miniseries on tv, but haven't managed to track it down since it originally aired. I'd like to see it again.

Noyce, liked the books and the original movie even though it was not true to them. Be good to see a modern, big budget take on this. Will probably be like Ready Player One were they take a little from the source material and still make a great movie that has its own twists.

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Who is going to play the creepy little girl from the original movie?

Millie Bobbie Brown as Saint Alia of the Knife?

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That girl is in her 20s now

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David Dastmalchian to play Piter de Vries, which is another good (and obvious) pick IMO.

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