Why Denis Villeneuve is the Perfect Director For Dune

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Frank Herbert’s sprawling 1965 novel Dune is, without any doubt, a science fiction classic. The book unravels the expansive tale of House Atreides and their interstellar conflict with the scheming, power-hungry House Harkonnen and the powerful Spacing Guild, for control of the planet Arrakis (Dune) and its invaluable spice melange. Filled with tragic characters, political allegories, and imaginative, esoteric themes (especially the all-female religious order, the Bene Gesserit), a definitive film adaption has, arguably, never reached the screen, large or small. Even in this day and age of mo-cap and CGI, the complex novel still offers many visual and narrative challenges for would-be filmmakers.

Several months ago, director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario), admitted that making a Dune film was his dream …

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