Jason Momoa, the star of the recent hit film Aquaman, has joined the star-studded cast of Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming Dune remake.
The film, which is directed by Denis Villeneuve whose previous work includes Blade Runner 2049 and Prisoners, also sees the likes of Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull, and Kim Herbert join the producing team.
As Variety reports, Momoa will play the role of swordsman Duncan Idaho whose role is the right-hand man of Oscar Isaac’s character
Duke Leto Atreides who, in turn, is the father of Timothée Chalamet’s character Paul Atreides.
Alongside all of those names, Javier Bardem has joined the cast and will play Stigler. This cast, which is ever-expanding, now has the likes of Momoa, Bardem, Chalamet, Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, and Charlotte Rampling.
Taken from Frank Herbert’s classic series of science fiction novels, the script for the forthcoming film has been written by Eric Roth, whose screenplay credits include Forrest Gump, Munich, and others.
There have been many attempts to remake Dune following David Lynch’s masterful 1984 film, none with such backing as this one, however.
Set in a dystopian future, Dune takes us to the year 10191 where a spice called melange is the most valuable substance known in the universe, and its only source is the desert planet Arrakis.
Here’s a taster from the original: