Filming has officially begun on Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s best-selling sci-fi novel Dune, which has also released an official synopsis.
As reported by Business Wire, Denis Villeneuve is now officially rolling on his star studded new adaptation of Dune. Produced by Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment, the film is shooting in Budapest, Hungary and in Jordan. Villeneuve wrote the script together with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. An official synopsis has now also been released and can be read below:
“A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence — a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential — only those who can conquer their fear will survive.”
Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a script he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, Dune stars Timothée Chalament, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem, Charlotte Rampling, Dave Baustista, David Dastmalchian, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Stephen Henderson and Josh Brolin. The first film has a scheduled release date of Nov. 20, 2020.