FIXING DUNC

If you had total authority on casting and adapting Dune to the big screen, who would you cast and how would you do it?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm mostly fine with the cast, I have issues with the pacing and cuts though
    >cast all the fremen to be arab-looking, Bardem is fine where he is; ethnic diversity is fine in the empire, but not among the fricking most isolated people
    >return all the arab words and desert idioms that they teach Paul
    >Timmy is actually ok, but I would make him put on some weight for after the timeskip
    >maybe even make it into three movies just so I can fit the navigators and all the other political shit that got no mention in the movies - first part Atreides massacre, second part - Paul is absent, just empire and Harkonnen shit and Rabban getting squeezed and ends with him showing up again, part three - Alia and Leto II and Paul storming the shield wall

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cut out the Navigators, Thurfir, Alia. Anything that would require creativity and artistic integrity to portray and show your skill.
      BRAVO DENIS YOU FRENCH FRICKING PIG.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How did he cut out navigators they literally dont appear in Dune at all

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          One was in the final throne room scene

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >ethnic diversity is fine in the empire, but not among the fricking most isolated people
      As I inderstood from the movie, there are two biological races in Arrakis, people native to the northern hemisphere are Black and people from the southern hemisphere are arabs (Stilgar is a southerner and Chani is immediatly recognized as northern in the south). I think it work because reflects the race and ethnicity of north African Arbas or Berbers, both these groups have a more southern conterpart who call themselves arabs or berber despite being black.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But they are one people and culture, they just have a lot of settlements

        • 4 weeks ago
          my mom

          Yes, but the fremens were a wandering tribe of refugee humans who eventually settled on arrakis, they were wandering from system to system, it can be plausible thay they are mixed a.f.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            they could be by the time of settling but it's been centuries since

            In the books yes, I just mentioned this here and in some threads last week because it's the first time one of these diversity friendly movies bothers to explain why there would be diverse populations in an isolate planet.

            your headcanon could be an explanation, only in the movies the northern fremen were still mixed, with Channi's friend being arab looking and not black and she was definitely also not religious and one of the 'modern' fremen

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Channi's friend challenges my interpretation indeed, but when I watched part 2 at the moment they say Stilgar is a southerner and that there's a south I paid attention to when Paul or Jessica (I don't remember which one) arrives in the south and is surrounded by local people (not the Paul's speech scene btw) and their faces weere arab. I doubt that was an accident.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It wasn't an accident but they might've just been trying to compensate for being so arab lite in the first one. Come to think of it the black woman wrestling with the baby worm was also a southern fremen. Shows you simply that they picked a lot of arabs for the extras and black people for the speaking roles, because that's casting nowadays, fricking dei quotas

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >it can be plausible thay they are mixed a.f.
            not unless there is a physical reason for it. they've been living on arrakis for thousands of years.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          In the books yes, I just mentioned this here and in some threads last week because it's the first time one of these diversity friendly movies bothers to explain why there would be diverse populations in an isolate planet.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Carson Clay playing all the characters. And also directing.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sophia Lillis should've played Chani.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry redheads aren't a thing that can exist anymore.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only ones I’d recast are Chani, Duncan and probably Duke Leto. Viggo Mortensen could’ve played all three if he were younger

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Viggo Mortensen
      >as Chani

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        YES

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I scrap the project and turn it into AAA graphic novels that covers The house trilogy through god emperor.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    recast chani and remove her screentime in favor of mentats

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Cut out Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Zendaya.
    They were awful. Replace them with
    >Olivier Richters, Brendan Gleeson and Sophia Lillis.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think everyone was casted fine, I think the issue is with how they wrote the characters, specifically Chani and Pauls romance. I get that this is a grand epic and they have to crame it all in, but they did a poor job of writing Chani so I think Zendaya wasnt at fault fully. Making her a b***hy millenial instagram feminist doesnt work

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd agree but Zendaya and Dave fricking Bautista have no place in Dune. Also, that Liet Kynes actress. Take these three out and DUNC is great.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Zendaya just bothers me as a love interest, she's fricken ugly. But had she been cast as some secondary Fremen it would be alright I guess

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          She's not only ugly, but not feminine and graceful. Full of love and kindness. Chani is the ideal wife but she's not a hollow person. What a world where goodness and grace are viewed as boring and undesirable. Lillis should've been Chani.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boycott

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would cast unknowns and some knowns from theatrical plays.
    Movie actors are absolutely boring to me now, I am tired of seeing all of the same ones. It's time for people I've never seen before uplifted into the media.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dune wouldn't be made otherwise. Look at it. All these meme actors and barely half a billion.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        LotR was mostly newer actors. And they did fantastic.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Radically different circumstances. Also, you'd need a truly special visionary not some fricking European meme director hack like Villabananas.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i would try and give the imperium some texture. There's so much herbert wrote in the annexes and glossaries to expand and give the universe some character. I think count and lady fenring are perfect for that, not only to build a bigger threat to everyone (house corrino power and the count's own abilities) but to properly connect the houses, the landrsaad, the choam, etc.

    I would also spend a lot more time with the fremen, their culture, their superstitions, their rituals, their hierarchies to give paul some depth as he absorbs it all.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Paul: Fionn Whitehead (lead from Dunkirk)
    Duke Leto: Christian Bale
    Chani: Katherine Langford
    Jessica: keep Rebecca
    Stilgar: keep Javier
    Gurney: Russel Crowe
    Feyd: Bill Skarsgaard
    Emperor: Liam Neeson
    Not sure about Duncan.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All kino except Langford. Boring and too basic. Lillis is better and more source accurate since that's your intention, I sense. For me, Duncan has to be someone intensely likeable. Patrick Wilson fits that.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where is Paul's kid?
    Where are Paul's adopted kids?
    Where is Paul's sister?
    Where is Thufir Hawat?
    Why is Christopher Walken so lame?

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idris Elba as Chani. Tom Holland as Paul Atreides. Make it hot and heavy.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd add Tom Bombadil back in.

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