One Has To Worry…

…when Vanity Fair is doing cover spreads on your favorite genre franchises. Remember what they shilled did with Star Wars.

In the case of Dune (2020) however, there are a few reasons to think that the project won’t fall into the overt gender politics and astroturf fanbabyism of Lucasfilm:

  1. The source material is sacrosanct would be difficult to alter for an agenda
  2. Denis Villeneuve is no hack company man
  3. Kathleen Kennedy is in no way involved

Yesterday, we got an image of Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides from Vanity Fair:

Today we have nine more images that give us a good look at the design:

Paul and Lady Jessica
Not Mary Jan as Chani, who was played by Sean Young in the movie
Gurney, who was played by Patrick Stewart in the original film
Lady Jessica in her witch outfit
Fuuuuuuuuuung. Somehow Star Wars always leaks in.
Aquaman as Duncan, who was played by Richard Jordan in 1984
This is Liet Kynes. Max von Sydow played the character in the Lynch film.
The House Atreides

About That Agenda

According to Denis Villeneuve, there is an agenda. But see, you stupid @#$%^&* rube, it’s the agenda that was always intended:

“No matter what you believe, Earth is changing, and we will have to adapt.

That’s why I think that Dune, this book, was written in the 20th century. It was a distant portrait of the reality of the oil and the capitalism and the exploitation — the overexploitation — of Earth. 

Today, things are just worse. It’s a coming-of-age story, but also a call for action for the youth.”

By Crom, it never fails. These people really are all the same.

This movie is going to bomb. 

pDirector Denis Villeneuve and Javier Bardem on the setp