Synopsis Dune: A Journey to Hunt for Spices on Planet Arrakis : Okezone Celebrity

THE ANGELS – Film Dune actually not a ‘new thing’ among film lovers. Director Alejandro Jodorowsky had intended to work on the novel by Frank Herbert to screen format in the ’70s era.

The Focus reported, at that time Jodorowsky had ambitions to hook the world’s top celebrities, such as Mick Jagger, Orson Welles, and Salvador Dali to star in Dune which is 10 hours long. Not only that, he also wants Pink Floyd to work on it scoring the film.

Unfortunately, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s wish scared the film producers. However, after the director met with Herbert, the filming was canceled which made Jodorowsky lose USD 2 million or equivalent to Rp. 28.5 billion.

In 1985, David Lynch tried his luck with the release of Dune, but unfortunately the film’s performance sluggish box office. With production costs reaching USD40 million, the film’s revenue was only about USD30.9 million.

Now, it’s Denis Villeneuve’s turn to try his luck by working on the film. The story is about Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgard) who orders the overthrow of genocide in order to secure a spice monopoly on a planet called Arrakis aka Dune.

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The Baron then invites Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) to explore Arrakis. On the trip, he takes his girlfriend, Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), his son, and his accomplice, Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet).

On that desert planet, the Baron and his entourage then met with Fremen, a local resident. This is the beginning of Paul’s heroic journey to survive and fight for House Atreides.

Synopsis Dune. (Photo: Warner Bros.)

To present the setting in 10191 in the film, Villeneuve presents visual imagination, interesting sets, and epic landscapes. He’s new to the Sci-Fi genre, because he’s worked on Arrival (2016) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017).

The set is built by marrying Ancient Egyptian and Aztec-style structures. While the ‘stillsuit’ costumes worn by the actors are designed with a recycling system.

Not only that, Denis Villeneuve also includes humor in this film through the character of Duncan Idaho, the war expert Atreides, played by Jason Momoa. Although relatively small, do not ignore the role of Oscar Isaac and Zendaya in this film.

Synopsis Dune. (Photo: Warner Bros.)

Meanwhile, movie Dune will start showing on box office globally, including China, on October 22, 2021. On the same day, the film will also premiere on the digital streaming platform HBO Max.*

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