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"Dune: The Sisterhood" TV Series a Go at WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia's forthcoming streaming service is poised to explore the world of Dune.

The yet-unnamed platform has handed out a straight-to-series order for "Dune: The Sisterhood," a female-focused take on Frank Herbert's beloved novel. Denis Villeneuve, who wrote, produced and directed next year's new take on Dune, will helm the pilot. Jon Spaihts will pen the script for the TV series, which hails from Legendary Television. Villeneuve and Spaihts will exec produce alongside Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate. Kevin J Anderson will co-produce. Spaihts co-wrote the screenplay alongside Villeneuve.

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Stellan Skarsgard Cast as the Villainous Baron Harkonnen in Dune

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The main antagonist of Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel, Dune, has finally been cast in Denis Villenueve's reboot, and it's a mighty fine choice, if we don't say so ourselves! More within...

Last year, word released that Legendary Pictures was in the midst of a Dune revival, as the studio had hired renowned sci-fi director, Denis Villenueve to bring Frank Herbert's novel back to life, nearly 20 years after David Lynch's attempt. Since that time, Villenueve has penned the script, in conjunction with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, and landed some premiere acting talent in the form of Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, and Dave Bautista as The Beast Rabban. Now, they've cast the uncle of Bautista's character and the villain of the story, Baron Harkonnen.

According to THR, Stellan Skarsgard will channel the deceitful Baron Harkonnen, whose family once ruled over the desert planet
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Denis Villeneuve Reunites With ‘Arrival’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Editor Joe Walker for ‘Dune’

Denis Villeneuve Reunites With ‘Arrival’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Editor Joe Walker for ‘Dune’
Denis Villeneuve has tapped his frequent collaborator Joe Walker as the Dune editor. This marks the French-Canadian director’s fourth collaboration with Walker in a row, after they’ve worked together on Sicario, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2049. Dune has long been a passion project for Villeneuve, who co-wrote the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. To pull together his vision of Frank Herbert’s dense sci-fi […]

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Stellan Skarsgård joins Denis Villeneuve’s Dune reboot

Just a couple of days after Dave Bautista was announced to be re-teaming with his Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve on his Dune adaptation, another addition to the growing cast of the sci-fi epic has been revealed with Stellan Skarsgård (The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo) set to star as one of the film’s villains.

Skarsgård is set to play Baron Harkonnen, whose family previously ruled Arrakis and has a long hatred of the Atreides family, plotting with the galactic emperor to destroy it. He is also the uncle of Bautista’s character.

Skarsgård joins a cast that includes Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) as Lady Jessica and Bautista as Glossu “Beast” Rabban.

Dune will follow Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over
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Thor Star Stellan Skarsgård Joins Cast Of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

Legendary Entertainment has been making a habit lately of snatching up Marvel actors for the upcoming Dune remake. Following on the heels of Monday’s news that Dave Bautista of Guardians of the Galaxy fame had landed the role of “Beast” Rabban, The Wrap reports that Stellan Skarsgård of Thor and The Avengers – not to mention everything from Nymphomaniac to Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – has joined the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s next film.

Skarsgård and Bautista will be starring opposite the likes of Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in what’s planned to be the first of at least two movies based on the popular Frank Herbert novel. Though there’ve been multiple attempts already to bring the sci-fi saga to the big screen (one of which was even the subject of the acclaimed 2013 documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune), the only successful attempt remains the divisive 1984 version directed by David Lynch,
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Film News Roundup: Stellan Skarsgard to Play Villain in ‘Dune’ Movie

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Film News Roundup: Stellan Skarsgard to Play Villain in ‘Dune’ Movie
In today’s film news roundup, Stellan Skarsgard has joined “Dune,” Jamie Lee Curtis and Melissa McCarthy are selected for awards, and Fathom Events has hired Andrew Goldman.

Casting

Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard will portray the villain Baron Harkonnen in Legendary’s sci-fier “Dune,” based on the Frank Herbert novel.

Denis Villeneuve is directing from a script he wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and Dave Bautista are starring. Production is expected to launch in the spring in Budapest and Jordan.

Dune” centers on the battle for control of the desert planet Arrakis. Chalamet is playing Paul Atreides, who is forced to escape into the wastelands, where he eventually becomes the ruler of the nomadic tribes.

Villeneuve is also producing along with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter. Skarsgard’s credits include both “Mamma Mia” movies, “Thor,” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

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Dune Remake Gets Stellan Skarsgard as the Villain

Dune Remake Gets Stellan Skarsgard as the Villain
The Dune remake has found yet another key cast member. Denis Villeneuve, who has asserted himself as one of the most promising filmmakers working in the business today following a run that includes Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, has been putting together a new adaptation of author Frank Herbert's legendary sci-fi novel behind the scenes for more than two years now. The pieces are finally falling into place and one very key element has just been locked in, as the movie has found its villain.

According to a new report, Stellan Skarsg&#229rd has been tapped to portray the villainous Baron Harkonnen in the Dune remake. The Part was previously played by Kenneth McMillan in David Lynch's previous big screen adaptation, which was released back in 1984. Skarsgard is no stranger to big-budget blockbusters, as he's starred in the Thor movies, as well as a couple of the
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Stellan Skarsgard to play Baron Harkonnen in Denis Villeneuve's Dune

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Denis Villeneuve's upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune has been busy assembling what is shaping up to be an all-star cast, and it seems that Stellan Skarsgard will be the latest addition. Stellan Skarsgard is slated to play the villainous Baron Harkonnen in Dune, the leader of a family who previously ruled the planet of Arrakis and harbour a deep resentment towards the Atreides…
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Stellan Skarsgard Boards Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ as Villain Baron Harkonnen

Stellan Skarsgard Boards Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ as Villain Baron Harkonnen
Stellan Skarsgard is the latest high-profile actor to board Denis Villeneuve‘s highly anticipated Dune adaptation. The Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! actor is joining the Dune cast as the villainous Baron Harkonnen, who plots with the galactic emperor to destroy the Atreides family, including Timothee Chalamet‘s protagonist, Paul Atreides. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Skarsgard is boarding […]

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Stellan Skarsgård Will Play a Villain in Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

Stellan Skarsgård Will Play a Villain in Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival, Blade Runner: 2049) is bringing Frank Herbert’s Dune back to the big screen for Legendary, potentially with a series of *at least* two movies. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson are already on board, with Dave Bautista announced earlier this week. THR adds today that Stellan Skarsgård has signed on as well. “Set in the distant future, “Dune” tells the story of Paul […]
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Stellan Skarsgard Joins Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

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Stellan Skarsgard Joins Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’
Stellan Skarsgård has closed a deal to star in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune,” Legendary’s planned reboot of the 1984 sci-fi epic, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Skarsgård joins the previously announced cast of Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Dave Bautista.

Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts and Villeneuve wrote the screenplay based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel. Legendary is planning for “Dune” to be a multi-film series.

Set in the distant future, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. The planet is the only source of the coveted spice melange, which means control of Arrakis is highly contested among the noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion and man’s relationship to nature, as Paul leads a rebellion to
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Stellan Skarsgard to Play Villain in Legendary's 'Dune'

Stellan Skarsgard to Play Villain in Legendary's 'Dune'
Stellan Skarsgard has joined the growing cast of Dune, Legendary's adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel being directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Dave Bautista are already on the call sheet for the big-budget feature that is headed toward a spring start and will shoot in Budapest and Jordan.

Dune, considered a sci-fi literary classic, tells the complex story of a fallen noble family's attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, while being betrayed by a galactic emperor.

Chalamet is playing Paul Atreides, the son of the ruler of the ...
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Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Gets Editor Joe Walker – Exclusive

Editor Joe Walker (“Widows”) re-teams with director Denis Villeneuve on his passion project, “Dune,” a retelling of novelist Frank Herbert’s sci-fi saga about power, politics, and religion. This marks their fourth collaboration in a row, following “Sicario,” “Arrival,” and “Blade Runner 2049.”

Dune,” which starts shooting in Budapest in March for Legendary, stars Timothée Chalamet as an exiled nobleman, who leads a rebellion on the eponymous desert planet, whose valuable resource, the mind-enhancing “spice,” causes a feudal war. Rebecca Ferguson (“Mission: Impossible — Fallout”) plays his mother, and Dave Bautista (“Blade Runner 2049”) co-stars as a brutal rival.

“I was deeply familiar with ‘Arrival’ and ‘Blade Runner’ before they were made, sitting next to Denis in the cutting room when he formulated them, but, on this one, I’ve rather enjoyed being kept in the dark,” said Walker, who’s also cut four films for director Steve McQueen and has been nominated twice for Oscars.
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Dave Bautista Joins 'Dune'; Here's Everything We Know

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Long in development, a new big-screen version of Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic Dune is moving forward under the direction of Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049). The latest news is that Dave Bautista has joined the cast. Read onward to learn everything we know about the project so far. What's the latest news? Dave Bautista has joined the cast in an unspecified role, according to both Variety and Deadline. Bautista previously worked with director Villeneuve on Blade Runner...

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Film Casting: Venom 2; Jumanji 3; Dave Bautista in Dune Reboot

Venom 2, Jumanji 3, and Dune Film Casting News Venom, Jumanji 3, and Dune made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States and abroad. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. Dune Dave Bautista has been cast as Glossu “Beast” [...]

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Dave Bautista Joins Timothée Chalamet In Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

You know what? I really am starting to think that Denis Villeneuve is going to actually direct “Dune.” What initially seemed like a bit of wishful thinking (One of the greatest filmmakers on the planet is going to adapt one of the greatest works in sci-fi history? No way!) is actually starting to come together with a cast that rivals any prestige film. Even if you’re not a fan of Frank Herbert’s classic novel, this is an exciting prospect.

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Dave Bautista Joins Timothée Chalamet in Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

After working together on Blade Runner 2049, wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista is teaming back up with Denis Villeneuve, having signed on for a key role in the director's new Dune movie, Collider has confirmed. Based on the acclaimed sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert, Dune will star Timothée Chamalet as young hero Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis only to be betrayed, forcing him to lead a rebellion to overthrow the new emperor. The complex story is said to explore themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship with nature. [caption id="…
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Dune Remake Adds Dave Bautista

Mike Cecchini Jan 8, 2019

Dave Bautista likes his space franchises, it seems, and he's joining Denis Villeneuve's Dune reboot.

Denis Villeneuve's Dune remake has been pretty slow to get going. Adapting Dune is one of those cinematic white whales, one that infamously devoured years of Alejandro Jodorowsky's life only never to actually go before cameras, and a 1984 film that actually did get filmed but which director David Lynch ultimately "Alan Smitheed" himself from. But what Legendary is planning for the Dune franchise might actually stand a chance, with Villeneuve possibly planning to split that first book into two movies or more, rather than make the usual mistake of trying to pretend it has a complete story that can be told in three hours. So far the cast includes Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, but other than those two, there hasn't been much to report on the casting front.
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Dune Reboot Brings in Dave Bautista

Dune Reboot Brings in Dave Bautista
Dave Bautista spent a huge portion of 2018 rallying around his friend James Gunn, who'd been fired by Disney from directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. That resulted in the Marvel sequel getting indefinitely delayed. Now, Bautista has found a way to spend his time, since Guardians 3 was supposed to be shooting this year.

The WWE Superstar turned actor will be taking on a role in the Dune remake, which will star Timothee Chalamet in the lead role. The movie will serve as a mini Blade Runner 2049 reunion between Bautista and that film's director Denis Villeneuve, who is locked into do this new adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi novel.

Dune is happening at Legendary. Denis Villeneuve will be directing from a script he co-wrote alongside Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. Mission: Impossible actress Rebecca Ferguson has also signed on. No other actors have been announced for the project yet.
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Dave Bautista signs up for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista is set to reunite with his Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve on the filmmaker’s latest project, a two-part adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi epic Dune.

As per Variety, Dune follows “Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over Arrakis is contested among competing noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship with nature, as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s reign.”

Dune will see Bautista starring alongside Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) as Paul Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) as Lady Jessica.

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