Editor Joe Walker Reunites With Denis Villeneuve For ‘Dune’

Jan 10, 2019

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Editor Joe Walker (’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Widows’) re-teams with director Denis Villeneuve on his passion project, ‘Dune.’ This marks their fourth collaboration in a row, following ‘Sicario,’ ‘Arrival,’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049.’

Legendary’s ‘Dune’ which starts shooting in Budapest in March. The film stars Timothée Chalamet (‘Beautiful Boy,’ ‘Call Me By Your Name’) as the lead. His character is as an exiled nobleman, who leads a rebellion on the eponymous desert planet, whose valuable resource, the mind-enhancing “spice,” causes a feudal war. 

Joining him is Rebecca Ferguson (‘Mission: Impossible: - Fallout’), playing his mother. Dave Bautista (‘Blade Runner 2049’) co-stars as a brutal rival. Stellan Skarsgard (‘Thor’ and ‘Avengers’) plays one of the villains.

Unfortunately, not returning is Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (‘Blade Runner 2049’). This would have been their fourth collaboration. However, Villeneuve tapped the extremely lauded DP Greig Fraser for the project. He is known for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘Vice,’ and the Oscar-nominated ‘Lion.’ Currently, they’re testing various formats (including large-format) and deciding on a desert location. They’re also considering making ‘Dune’ in two parts.

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Source: IndieWire

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