Oscar Isaac Added to the Cast of Villeneuve’s “Dune” Movie

Oscar Isaac, best known as Poe Dameron in the new Star Wars films, is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming Denis Villeneuve’s movie adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

“Isaac is in early negotiations to join filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the classic novel. Isaac will play Duke Leto Atreides, father to the film’s protagonist Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet), whom the Duke shares with the Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson). – Hollywood Reporter”

Isaac, who has become a familiar face in the sci-fi and fantasy genre, takes on the role originally played by Jürgen Prochnow in the 1984 David Lynch Dune film.

“The sleeper must awaken.”

I love the 1984 version of Dune. I know. Not a popular opinion to make.

I am told by friends that I love the film because I have never read any of the books. That may be true, but the film amazed me with the 1980’s exaggerated “Messiah story” acted out on the screen by Kyle MacLachlan. I am even fascinated by the bizarre and sometimes hard to follow story and vision that was so different and foreign to me at the time. I own a copy of the film to this day and have watched it more times than I should. If you haven’t seen the original 1984 film, then you need to check it out!

From Dune 1984: Yes! That is Capt. Picard and Sting in this picture!

Villeneuve’s Dune is set to start filming this year.


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