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Patrick Stewart Had No Clue Who Sting Was When They Worked Together on 'Dune'

Patrick Stewart Had No Clue Who Sting Was When They Worked Together on 'Dune'
Someone send an Sos for Patrick Stewart.

The 77-year-old X-Men and Star Trek actor has an amazing, and somewhat embarrassing, story from his time working on David Lynch's Dune.

In a video from Emerald City Comic Con — which was taken in 2013 but only recently came to light online — Stewart told the crowd that while he was working on the 1984 sci-fi epic, he had no idea his co-star Sting was a famous musician.

After being asked what it was like to work with Sting, Stewart, who played Gurney Halleck, began by saying he was actually miscast in the film....
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Cast This: Paul Atreides (Dune)

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Over the years, Frank Herbert's "Dune" has proven to be a notoriously difficult project to adapt, but with Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) set to make his mark on the franchise with the upcoming remake, Paul Atreides may soon be making a triumphant return to the big-screen. Throughout countless generations, the Bene Gesserit, a powerful and ancient order of women,... Read More...
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Warner Bros. Declines to Renew Brett Ratner's Financing Deal

Warner Bros. has severed all ties with movie director-producer Brett Ratner, who was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and misconduct in November. 

The studio will not renew its deal with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, the $450 million slate financing facility that covered costs on some of Warner Bros.' biggest blockbusters. 

RatPac-Dune was established in 2013, when Ratner partnered with James Packer and now U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as well as silent investors like the Koch brothers and Bill Gates. Packer later left, at which time Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik came on board.

Warners' deal with RatPac-Dune expired in March, and it...
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Dune Prequel Authors Are Consulting on Remake

Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, who collaborated on the Dune prequel book series, recently took to social media to announce that they will be consultants and producers on Denis Villeneuve's Dune project, which may or may not end up as a franchise. Villeneuve has hinted that the project could be more than one movie when he declared that his version of the iconic source material will be like a "Star Wars, but for adults." This comment sparked some outrage from current adult fans of the Star Wars franchise, but the director's comments were more about the tone of the movie, while taking an ever so subtle jab at the Star Wars universe.

Brian Herbert, who is the son of Dune author Frank Herbert and the gatekeeper of the property, announced via Twitter that he and Kevin J. Anderson would be joining the Blade Runner 2049 director on his take on the massive novel.
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Denis Villeneuve plans to make at least two Dune movies

Having tackled Ridley Scott’s neon-soaked future Los Angeles with last year’s Blade Runner 2049, director Denis Villeneuve is currently prepping his next sci-fi epic as he explores the world of Frank Herbert’s Dune.

The dense source material has proven to be notoriously difficult to adapt for the screen, as the likes of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Ridley Scott both discovered with their failed attempts, while David Lynch was far from satisfied with his own 1984 version starring Kyle MacLachlan.

Attending the Montreal film festival Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, Villeneuve has briefly touched upon how he intends on doing justice to Herbert’s story, stating that: “Dune will probably take two years to make. The goal is to make two films, maybe more.”

See Also: Denis Villeneuve says his Dune movie won’t take inspiration from David Lynch’s adaptation

Villeneuve – who has previously described a Dune movie as “a
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Linda Cardellini and Matt Dillon Join Tom Hardy in Fonzo

Linda Cardellini and Matt Dillon Join Tom Hardy in Fonzo
It was announced today that Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, and Kathrine Narducci will join Tom Hardy in the Al Capone biopic, Fonzo, which was written and will be directed by Josh Trank (Fantastic Four). Hardy recently announced that the Al Capone biopic is the next project that he will be working on and production has been confirmed to start on April 2nd in New Orleans. Fonzo will tell the story of the legendary gangster in his later life behind bars. Tom Hardy has been attached to play the character since 2012 for Cicero, but that movie didn't end up getting the green light.

Linda Cardellini will play Al Capone's long-suffering wife Mae while Matt Dillon will play his closest friend Johnny. Kyle MacLachlan plays Karlock, his doctor, and Kathrine Narducci portrays Rosie, who is one of Capone's sisters. Tom Hardy announced his involvement with the movie through social media late last week,
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Denis Villeneuve reveals his plans to make Dune into two films

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During a Q and A session at the Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois, Blade Runner 2049 filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, indulged the audience with a little update on his forthcoming Dune adaptation and we could well be in for a new franchise.

Villeneuve has obviously taken on board the length of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel in his prep for the adaptation and the need to do justice to the writer’s classic work. Villeneuve went on to say that the filmmaking process wouldn’t be a quick ride either.

“Dune will probably take two years to make,” the director said. “The goal is to make two films, maybe more.”

Forest Gump scribe, Eric Roth is also on board to pen the new adaptation – which had previously been made in 1984 with David Lynch at the helm – the story which is set in the distant future, the original novel follows the young Paul Atreides
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Daily Podcast: Visiting Westworld, Contemplating The Art of Magic, Bloodshot, Call Me By Your Name 2, Marvel, Black Panther, Infinity War, His Dark Materials, VHS Rental, Dune, Spider-Man

Daily Podcast: Visiting Westworld, Contemplating The Art of Magic, Bloodshot, Call Me By Your Name 2, Marvel, Black Panther, Infinity War, His Dark Materials, VHS Rental, Dune, Spider-Man
On the March 9, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including Bloodshot, Call Me By Your Name, Marvel, Black Panther, Infinity War, His Dark Materials, Video […]

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Denis Villeneuve says his Dune remake will consist of at least two films

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Over the years, Frank Herbert's "Dune" has proven to be a notoriously difficult project to adapt. As the novel is quite dense, it's been almost impossible to whittle down the story in order to get it to fit into a single film, but it seems that Denis Villeneuve may have found a way around that. The Blade Runner 2049 director will be the next to tackle Dune, and he offered a... Read More...
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Denis Villeneuve Is Planning Not One But Two New Dune Movies

Woe betide the director who attempts to adapt Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel Dune.

Midnight movie legend Alejandro Jodorowsky managed to wrangle everyone from Salvador Dali to Orson Welles to Pink Floyd for his abortive 1970s adaptation, only for that production to dramatically fall apart. The similarly iconic David Lynch came a bit unstuck when he was handed the directorial reigns of the 1980s adaptation, its critical mauling nearly derailing his career until he found his footing in Blue Velvet. But now, Denis Villeneuve, fresh off the amazing Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 thinks he’s got not just one but two Dune movies up his sleeve.

The director recently spoke at the Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois movie festival about the upcoming project, saying (via Playlist) the following:

“Dune will probably take two years to make. The goal is to make two films, maybe more.”

If you’re
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Director Denis Villeneuve Plans on Making Two or More Dune Films

The director of Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve, is preparing to take on a big screen adaptation of another sci-fi classic... Dune. This is a dream project for the director and we recently learned that he is planning on making two Dune films, maybe even more!

While speaking at the Montreal’s Place des Arts’ Théâtre Maisonneuve for the Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois, Villeneuve gave the following update on the project:

"Dune will probably take two years to make. The goal is to make two films, maybe more."

That's great to hear! There's a lot of stuff in Frank Herbert's classic novel to cover and tells that story over the course of two or more films makes more sense than trying to cram it all into one movie. As much as I liked David Lynch's film, it really wasn't the best adaptation of the book.

There's a point
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Dune Remake Director Is Aiming for 2 or More Movies

Dune Remake Director Is Aiming for 2 or More Movies
Denis Villeneuve is taking his Dune adaptation very seriously and has announced that it will be at least two movies, possibly more. This should be reassuring news for fans of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel, which is over 400 pages long. While David Lynch's 1984 film has its charms, it really doesn't do the original source material justice and fans have been waiting for over 30 years for a proper adaptation. Villeneuve is one of those fans and says that he wants his version to be the movie that he always envisioned.

Denis Villeneuve appeared at the Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois earlier this week and revealed his plans for his Dune movie. The director did not reveal anything else about the project but did mention that it was going to be quite the undertaking. Villeneuve estimates that it will take a few years to complete. He had this to say.

"Dune
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At Least Two ‘Dune’ Films Are Being Planned by Denis Villeneuve

At Least Two ‘Dune’ Films Are Being Planned by Denis Villeneuve
Denis Villeneuve is in the sci-fi community’s good graces after tackling the behemoth that was Blade Runner 2049 with elegance and nuance. For his next project, the French-Canadian director has long set his sights on an even more daunting project: Dune. First brought to the big screen by David Lynch in 1984’s poorly received adaptation, Frank Herbert’s novel […]

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Denis Villeneuve Is Planning At Least Two ‘Dune’ Films, If Not More: ‘It Will Probably Take Two Years to Make’

Denis Villeneuve Is Planning At Least Two ‘Dune’ Films, If Not More: ‘It Will Probably Take Two Years to Make’
With “Blade Runner 2049” behind him, Denis Villeneuve is gearing up for “Dune” and he isn’t hiding the fact he has some big plans in store for his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel. The director appeared at the Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois this week (via The Playlist) where he revealed to the audience that “Dune” is going to be more than just a one-off tentpole.

“’Dune’ will probably take two years to make,” Villeneuve said. “The goal is to make two films, maybe more.”

The franchise plans are all Villeneuve is willing to tease right now, but multiple films sounds fitting considering Herbert’s novel is over 400 pages and incredibly dense. David Lynch’s infamous 1984 adaptation struggled to tell the entire story in just over two hours. As The Playlist notes, there’s a significant time jump in the middle of “Dune,” which would more or less be
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Denis Villeneuve Plans on Making 2 or More Dune Movies

Denis Villeneuve is planning on making at least two Dune movies. The acclaimed filmmaker is quickly becoming the go-to director in Hollywood – and deservedly so after his astounding critical success with films such as Prisoners, Sicario, and Arrival. While each of those movies were well-regarded and successful in their own ways, perhaps Villeneuve’s most impressive achievement thus far was creating a worthy sequel to Ridley Scott’s iconic 1982 Blade Runner film, Blade Runner 2049. And now, he’s set his sights on directing yet another seemingly impossible film: Dune.
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Yann Demange to Direct Abrams and Peele’s HBO Show ‘Lovecraft Country’; What’s Up with ‘Bond 25’?

The Bond 25 plot thickens. Producers for the next Bond movie have been moving forward pretty aggressively, staking out a November 2019 release date last fall and only fairly recently securing a new distribution partner in Annapurna Pictures, which itself is a new entry in the world of film distribution. Last year word on the street was that Yann Demange, the filmmaker behind the Jack O’Connell-fronted ’71 was the top choice to direct Bond 25, with Denis Villeneuve also making the shortlist but serving as an unlikely contender as he’s already committed to making Dune next. Things …
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Bond 25: Danny Boyle ‘High on the List’ to Direct Daniel Craig in Next 007 Movie

Bond 25: Danny Boyle ‘High on the List’ to Direct Daniel Craig in Next 007 Movie
Danny Boyle has emerged as the potential new frontrunner to direct Daniel Craig in Bond 25. MGM and Eon Productions have yet to confirm a director for the next installment in the James Bond franchise, but the clock is ticking since a November 2019 release date has already been set. Variety confirms that Boyle is now “high on the list” of directors being pursued for the gig, though no official deal has been made.

The two reported frontrunners for months had been Denis Villeneuve and “’71” director Yann Demange. Villeneuve spoke a lot of about his love for 007 during the “Blade Runner 2049” press tour last fall, but his schedule is jam packed with reboots of “Cleopatra” and “Dune” in various stages of development. Variety says Demange has been a real contender for the spot, although MGM and Eon would prefer to land a bigger directing name. Fan favorite Christopher Nolan, who has
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Christopher Nolan “categorically” rules out directing Bond 25

With Skyfall and Spectre helmer Sam Mendes opting against a return for Bond 25, Eon Productions has a vacancy in the director’s chair for Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007, which is slated for release late next year.

We’ve already heard a rumoured shortlist of contenders including Yann Demange (’71), David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) and Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) – with the latter ruling himself out due to scheduling conflicts with Dune – and it seems another director we can officially scratch off the list is Dunkirk helmer Christopher Nolan.

“I won’t be the man,” Nolan told BBC Radio 4 during a recent interview. “No, categorically. I think every time they hire a new director I’m rumoured to be doing it.”

See Also: Why Christopher Nolan Must Direct A Bond Film

Nolan has previously admitted that he would be keen to direct a Bond movie and has
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Christopher Nolan Puts an End to Bond 25 Directing Rumors: ‘I’m Not the Man’

Christopher Nolan Puts an End to Bond 25 Directing Rumors: ‘I’m Not the Man’
Will he or won’t he? That’s been the question on many Christopher Nolan fans’ minds in regards to whether or not the “Dunkirk” Oscar nominee will take over directing duties of the James Bond franchise. The director is an outspoken fan of the franchise, but now he is ready to put an end once and for all to the many rumors suggesting he’s the man directing Bond 25.

“I won’t be the man,” Nolan confirmed during a visit on the BBC Radio 4 program “Desert Island Discs” (via The Playlist). “No, categorically. I think every time they hire a new director I’m rumoured to be doing it.”

Being one of the most prominent British directors in Hollywood, Nolan is often always at the center of James Bond directing rumors. Bond 25 will once again star Daniel Craig in the title role, and the film is
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Christopher Nolan Rules Himself Out Of The Race For Bond 25

Christopher Nolan Rules Himself Out Of The Race For Bond 25
There’s bad news for Nolanites today as Christopher Nolan, director of Dunkirk and the venerable Dark Knight Trilogy, has ruled himself out of the race for Bond 25.

Nolan’s love for all things James Bond is no secret, but while appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs series (h/t Digital Spy), the illustrious filmmaker set the record straight: he currently has no plans to helm a Bond film, and believes the franchise is in capable hands thanks to long-time producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson.

Both executives were instrumental in securing Daniel Craig for one last movie – his fifth wielding the license to kill, no less. That’s likely had a knock-on effect on Christopher Nolan’s own desire to direct 007, given he’d rather recruit an entirely new cast in order to pump some fresh blood into one of cinema’s time-honored franchises.

I won’t be the man.
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