This Christmas sees the release of the long-awaited new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic Dune. The two-part blockbuster is expected to be Game of Thrones in space with all the scope of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Now its cinematographer Greig Fraser has spoken out on what fans can expect.
Fraser has been DP on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and three Mandalorian episodes and says he’s been trying to forget that franchise so Dune could be its own thing.
Now on lockdown, while Matt Reeves’ Batman movie can’t shoot, Fraser teased just how incredible Dune is expected to be.
Speaking with Collider, the cinematographer spoke of it being its own “fully standalone epic film” despite being part one of two of the novel’s story.
He said: “It was quite an adventure visually.”
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It adds: “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.”
Speaking with Vanity Fair, Chalamet said: “The immediately appealing thing about Paul was the fact that in a story of such detail and scale and world-building, the protagonist is on an anti-hero’s-journey of sorts.
“He thinks he’s going to be sort of a young general studying his father and his leadership of a fighting force before he comes of age, hopefully, a decade later, or something like that.”
After seeing the first footage in January, Canadian author Brian FH Clement tweeted: “I was in a work meeting today and got to see some promo/preview footage of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, and I am ON BOARD with it. I think it looks fantastic.”