Javier Bardem has reportedly joined Timothee Chalamet in the upcoming reboot of David Lynch film Dune. 

Industry speculation has linked Bardem to playing the role of ‘Stigler’ in the film, once portrayed by Everett McGill in the original. Far Out also reported the news that Rebecca Ferguson is currently in negotiations to co-star.

The film, which is directed by Denis Villeneuve who’s 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.

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 GumpMunich, 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:

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