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Josh Brolin Shows Off the Dune Set in a Video Shared on Social Media

Josh Brolin shot a video showing off the set of director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, and as you can see, it looks like the landscape of the story you’d image. It seems like a pretty awesome place to shoot the movie. I like how Brolin describes it aa an “ancient space.”

There’s an incredibly talented team of creative people working on Dune, and I have no doubt that this team is going to deliver an amazing film adaptation of Dune.

Check out the video below:

Josh Brolin showing off the Dune set. #Dune pic.twitter.com/FCFGqwfEut

Dune (@DUNEFAN2020) April 6, 2019

Here’s the synopsis for the film:

Set on the planet Arrakis, we find ourselves exploring the story of two warring galactic royal families House Atreides and House Harkonnen. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated, his son Paul and wife Lady Jessica escape only to be adopted by the Fremen,
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Production Begins on Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and Hans Zimmer Will Score The Film

Production has officially started on Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, and it’s been announced that Dark Knight and Inception composer Hans Zimmer will create the film’s score. Hans and Denis previously worked on Blade Runner 2049, so it makes sense that they would want to work together again.

Zimmer is a master composer and I love the scores that he has created for the films that he’s worked on. It’ll be cool to see what he ends up delivering for this one.

We also have a new synopsis to share with you that came from a recent press release:

Set on the planet Arrakis, we find ourselves exploring the story of two warring galactic royal families House Atreides and House Harkonnen. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated, his son Paul and wife Lady Jessica escape only to be adopted by the Fremen,
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Warner Bros. and Legendary Announce the Start of Filming for New Adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune

Featuring a cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, and Dave Bautista, Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment's new adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune has begun filming, with a release date currently set for November 20th, 2020:

Press Release: Burbank, Calif. -- Filming has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment’s epic “Dune,” being directed by Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve.

The big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller Dune stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”), Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi”), Oscar nominee Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), David Dastmalchian (the “Ant-Man” movies), Stephen Henderson, with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling, with Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem. Chang Chen is in discussions to join the cast.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey,
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Denis Villeneuve’s Dune gets official synopsis and cast list as filming begins

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have announced the start of production on Dune, director Denis Villeneuve’s (Blade Runner 2049) star-studded adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi novel. The official synopsis for the movie reads:

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.

See Also: Kyle MacLachlan shares his thoughts on the Dune remake

Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) stars in the film as Paul Atreides, while
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Dune Remake Begins Shooting, Official Synopsis Released

Dune Remake Begins Shooting, Official Synopsis Released
Cameras have started rolling on Denis Villeneuve's Dune remake. In addition, a synopsis has been released for the upcoming movie. Production is taking place in Budapest, Hungary, and in Jordan. Villeneuve has the goal of making the ultimate adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic source material, which has proven to be difficult for other directors in the past. David Lynch famously brought his version of the story to the big screen in 1984 where it bombed and received negative reviews.

Denis Villeneuve has his work cut out for him with the Dune remake and all eyes are on him and the giant cast that he has assembled to help tell the story. As for what we can expect from the first installment. Villeneuve plans on making at least two movies and predicts it will take two years of work to pull off. You can read the official synopsis below.

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Production Begins on Denis Villeneuve's Dune, Hans Zimmer Will Compose

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After a lot of false starts and studios changes, the long-gestating Dune remake has finally started filming and WB has revealed a new synopsis for the film, more cast and behind the scenes additions. Come inside to check it all out!

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for this. Since I started writing about movies/entertainment (around a decade now), I feel like I've been writing about the Dune movie remake. Seriously, some version of a new Dune movie has been in the works for as long as I can remember. Now, it's finally happening and with a ridiculously stacked cast.

Today marks the start of production on Denis Villeneuve's take on the iconic science fiction property. The press release from WB reveals some more behind the scenes crew which includes the reveal that Hans Zimmer has signed on to handle the film's score! Seriously,
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Oscar Isaac Throws in Bid to Play Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid Movie

Oscar Isaac Throws in Bid to Play Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid Movie
Oscar Isaac is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in Hollywood. And that makes sense considering the man has a starring role in the past three Star Wars movies. That kind of gig gets you noticed. Isaac is attached to a couple of big-time upcoming projects (which we will get into further below) but now that the man has become one of the heaviest hitters Hollywood has to offer, what upcoming movie does he want to be a part of? How about Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts's Metal Gear Solid as Snake?

Yep, turns out that's exactly the role Isaac would love to tackle next. While participating in IGN's cast roundtable for Netflix and director J. C. Chandor's Triple Frontier, Isaac was asked which video game-turned-film he would want to be a part of, and Oscar Isaac was quick as Hell one the draw making sure
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Funcom to bring us three games based on cult sci-fi Dune

Funcom, the developer responsible for hit games such as Anarchy and 2017’s Conan Exiles, has signed a deal with Legendary Entertainment to produce at least three games based on the cult sci-fi Dune, which is set for a new film adaptation in 2020.

Development of the first of these three games is set to start later this year and although very little is actually known about the game’s plans it is rumoured that one of them looks likely to be a multiplayer.

“Funcom has a strong history of working with beloved sci-fi/fantasy intellectual properties including our bestsellers Age of Conan and Conan Exiles,” said Funcom CEO, Rui Casais. “So many of us at Funcom, myself included, are huge fans of Frank Herbert’s work and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with Legendary to bring the iconic Dune universe to life for gamers all over the globe.
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Charlotte Rampling: ‘Depression makes you dead to the world – you've got to build yourself up again’

The actor on her new film, Hannah, 2016’s ‘racism’ row, her silence on #MeToo and learning to care for herself

Charlotte Rampling is sorry for being late. She arrived at Gare du Nord in time to catch her train from Paris to London, but when she got there, she realised she had left her passport at home. She has just moved, she explains, to a new place in Paris, the city in which she has lived for decades, and nothing is where she expects it to be.

“When you move, it’s quite disorienting. You don’t quite know where you are.” Not that she is in any way ruffled by the train fiasco. It is hard to imagine her being ruffled by anything. She needs a minute to put her bags down, she says, as she checks in at the hotel, then I should come up to her room and we can talk.
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UK box office preview: Can 'Fighting With My Family' wrestle top spot from 'The Lego Movie 2'?

UK box office preview: Can 'Fighting With My Family' wrestle top spot from 'The Lego Movie 2'?
The Aftermath’ with Keira Knightley is another new opener.

Stephen Merchant’s solo directorial debut Fighting With My Family leads the openers at the UK box office this weekend, and will look to dethrone three-time champion The Lego Movie 2 from the summit.

The film, which premiered as a ‘secret screening’ in Sundance this year, follows a family of wrestlers from Norwich, as siblings Saraya and Zak work to make it in the WWE. Screen Stars of Tomorrow Florence Pugh (2016) and Jack Lowden (2014) lead the cast, which also includes Nick Frost, Lena Headey and executive producer and former wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
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Interview: Pat Kelman of 606 Distribution

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks to Pat Kelman, one half of new UK & Ireland film distributor 606 Distribution about the evolution of company from a shared apartment at Cannes Film Festival and their first three releases: Polina, Hannah and Styx.

Pat Kelman started by working in front of the camera as an established character actor working with directors such as Andrei Konchalovsky and Simon Hunter. After ten years he moved behind the camera, writing and directing multiple shorts and an Award-winning low-budget feature, Encounters. He programmed film seasons at the Halyon Club in both its Old Street and D’Arblay Street incarnations, and was a writer on Film for AOL UK in the late 90s.

606 Distribution can be found at 606distribution.co.uk and facebook.com/606Distribution/

Polina is out now polinathefilm.co.uk

Hannah opens Friday March 1st – hannahthefilm.co.uk. There are two preview
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Hannah review – quietly haunting portrait of an upturned life | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week

In this often wordless drama, Charlotte Rampling brings an intelligent intensity to the role of a woman whose ageing husband has been jailed

Experiencing the formal, compositional chill of this film is like opening the door of a freezer cabinet and putting your head inside. The Italian film-maker Andrea Pallaoro directs and co-writes, and the star is Charlotte Rampling, whose performance won her the Volpi cup for best actress at the Venice film festival two years ago. It is the portrait of a lonely, unhappy life and the action is almost wordless, in a series of scenes often recorded by fixed camera positions that (for a while) withhold from the audience the full truth of what is happening. It is perhaps inspired by Chantal Akerman’s 1975 film Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Au Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles.

Hannah (Rampling) lives alone in a modest apartment in Paris, her face an enigmatic mask. In fact,
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Three Dune Video Games are in Development and One is an Open World Multiplayer Title

Not only are we getting a new Dune movie next year from Legendary Entertainment and director Denis Villeneuve, but we are also getting a series of video games. Legendary and Herbert Properties LLC have teamed up with video game developer Funcom to make it happen. They have previously developed games such as Age of Conan, Anarchy Online, and The Secret world.

According to Gamefragger, this is a six-year partnership and over that time they will release "at least three titles that will be released across PC and consoles.” There aren’t a lot of details on the games, but Funcom has confirmed that one of the games will fit the "Open World Multiplayer" genre. That game will go into pre-production sometime in 2019.

Funcom CEO, Rui Casais had this to say in a statement:

“Funcom has a strong history of working with beloved sci-fi/fantasy intellectual properties including our bestsellers Age of Conan and Conan Exiles.
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New Dune Video Games Coming

Rob Leane Feb 27, 2019

As Dune heads back to the big screen, Funcom is plotting some new video games for the spice-stuffed franchise.

If you've been looking for something to spice up your life, here's some news that might just do the trick: there are some new video games in the Dune franchise being planned, with Legendary Entertainment and Herbert Properties LLC coming to an agreement with Funcom to breathe new life into the gaming wing of the Dune universe. (Dune-iverse?)

This news, of course, comes at a time when the Dune franchise is on the ascendancy. Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is in the process of bringing Frank Herbert's much loved Dune novels back to the big screen with a reboot movie that has assembled such stars as Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Jason Momoa for key roles.
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Kyle MacLachlan shares his thoughts on the Dune remake

Director Denis Villeneuve is currently in the process of assembling a stellar cast for his upcoming adaptation of Frank Herberts seminal sci-fi novel Dune, led by Call Me By Your Name star Timothee Chalamet as protagonist Paul Atreides.

Chalamet will become the second actor to bring Paul Atreides to the big screen after Kyle MacLachlan, who starred in David Lynch’s cult 1984 adaptation, and during an interview with Am to Dm (via Dark Horizons), MacLachlan has shared his thoughts on the upcoming remake.

“I’m curious to see what happens, you know, he’s [Denis Villeneuve] getting together a great cast obviously, really talented people. It’s a challenging piece of material to try to bring to the screen, so I wish him luck with that, if anyone can do it, he’ll do a great job. He’s a terrific filmmaker….The book, I’m kind of a nerd about the book.
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David Dastmalchian joins Dune in villain role

Deadline is reporting that Ant-Man and the Wasp and Bird Box actor David Dastmalchian has becom ethe latest addition to the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune.

Dastmalchian is set to portray the character of Piter De Vries, a clever and cunning Mentat (a human trained to perform mental functions rivalling computers) and a servant of the villainouss Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.

Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) leads the cast of the Frank Herbert adaptation as Paul Atreides, a member of a noble family in control of Arrakis, a desert planet which is the galaxy’s only source of a rare and highly valuable spice drug. Betrayed by a galactic emperor, Paul then leads a rebellion to restore his family’s control over the planet.

Villeneuve has assembled a stellar cast for the adaptation, which includes Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Dave Bautista
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Berlinale 2019 Talents

Berlinale 2019 Talents
Looking Forward to the Next Mistakes — Summary of the 17th Edition of Berlinale Talents

The Talent Naama Bunimovitz at the Camera Studio. Foto/photo: © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2019

In front of a full house, anti-Mafia author Roberto Saviano brought the 17th edition of Berlinale Talents to a successful close. Charlotte Rampling, Erika Lust, André Téchiné, Adina Pintilie, David Lowery, Sandra Hüller, Guy Nattiv, James Schamus, Joanna Hogg and 120 other guests discussed with 250 Talents and thousands of Berliners about making (wrong) choices and dealing with them productively.

One thing was clear: Mistakes happen and quitting is seldom the best option — you have to face personal and social challenges by finding your own artistic paths, or detours, and pursuing them with a passion.

For Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Monika Grütters, who opened the screening of Nora Fingscheidt’s Competition entry Systemsprenger (System Crasher) in Hau Hebbel am Ufer, the
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Legendary’s ‘Dune’ Film Adds ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Actor David Dastmalchian

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Legendary’s ‘Dune’ Film Adds ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Actor David Dastmalchian
Exclusive: Actor David Dastmalchian, who has appeared in films such as The Dark Knight, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Netflix’s Bird Box, has been cast to play Piter De Vries in Dune, Legendary’s Denis Villeneuve-directed film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s bestselling novel. Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin are set to star while Jason Momoa and Zendaya are in talks for key roles.

Piter De Vries is a twisted Mentat, a human trained to perform mental functions rivaling computers.

Villeneuve co-wrote the latest iteration with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. Set in the future, the pic tells the story of Paul Atreides, whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, control of Arrakis is highly contested among the noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed,
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Berlinale 2019: Dieter Kosslick Bids Farewell

Berlinale 2019: Dieter Kosslick Bids Farewell
The 69th Berlin International Film Festival has wrapped. On February 17 — “Berlinale Pubic Day” — movie-goers flocked to cinemas a last time to experience the highlights from the different sections of this year’s festival. With 335.000 tickets sold and its wide-ranging program, the Berlinale was again a smash with audiences. The Award Ceremony at the Berlinale Palast on February 16 brought the industry event to an end.

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At the Closing Gala, Nadav Lapid’s film Synonymes (Synonyms) was awarded the Golden Bear for Best Film. During the ten days of the festival, the Honorary Golden Bear was awarded to actor Charlotte Rampling, and Berlinale Cameras to director Agnès Varda, producer Sandra Schulberg, director Herrmann Zschoche, and long-time head of the Panorama Wieland Speck.

With the Berlinale 2019, Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick bid farewell after 18 years as Festival Director. To summarize the accomplishments of his
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Berlinale 2019: ‘Hannah’ Starring Charlotte Rampling and Directed by Andrea Pallaoro

Berlinale 2019: ‘Hannah’ Starring Charlotte Rampling and Directed by Andrea Pallaoro
The Berlinale hommage to the always outstanding Charlotte Rampling who also received an Honorary Golden Bear, was concluded with a long and lugrubious movie, ‘Hannah’ (2017).‘Hannah’, photo Courtesty of Parade Deck Flms

In its pacing and depiction of a solitary woman, it recalls Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, but the crime in this story is of her husband and she is left to deal with her life as the movie goes through her mundane existence, step by painful step.

Hannah drops her husband off at prison, where he is to begin serving a sentence. She then stoically goes about her life, household chores, working as a cleaning lady for a rich family, and taking part in an amateur theater group in the evenings. But signs pointing to an abominable crime by her husband accumulate, and Hannah begins to feel the pressure — people turn away from her
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