Denis Villeneuve's Dune honours everything in the original novel, says film's star
David Dastmalchian has been recently quoted as saying that Dune fans should expect an incredibly faithful adaptation of the novel
Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve promised Dune fans in November 2017 that his upcoming film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s landmark science-fiction novel would not be anything like David Lynch’s 1984 movie. And the director really means it according to his frequent collaborator David Dastmalchian.
Dune reunites the actor for a third time with Villeneuve, after Prisoners and Blade Runner 2049, and stars Dastmalchian as Piter de Vries, the sadistic follower of the villainous Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård). Dastmalchian has been recently quoted as saying that Dune fans should expect an incredibly faithful adaptation of the novel.
The film, starring Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the scion of House Atreides, explores that noble family's attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, even as it is betrayed by a galactic emperor.