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  • The 11th Commandment - Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human's mind.
  • At one point, Peter Jackson expressed interest in directing a remake/reboot of Dune.
  • This will be the third adaptation of Frank Herbert's epic novel, after David Lynch's Dune (1984) and the three-episode miniseries Dune (2000).
  • Dune is the first of a six-book series.
  • Denis Villeneuve third consecutive science fiction film after Arrival (2016) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
  • Denis Villeneuve confirmed that his adaptation of Dune (2020) will be split into at least three films, in order to ensure that the original story would be "preserved and not cut into a million pieces."
  • Denis Villeneuve's plans for Dune (2020) are quite ambitious, as he hopes to make it the Star Wars he never saw. In an interview, he explained that most of the main ideas of Star Wars came from Dune so it will be a challenge to tackle this project. Villeneuve even said, "In a way, it's Star Wars for adults."
  • Rebecca Ferguson and Timoth?e Chalamet have worked with Meryl Streep. Ferguson worked with her on Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) and Chalamet worked with her on Little Women (2019).
  • Sting was approached on the possibility of a cameo or small role in this film after he starred as Feyd-Rautha in the original Dune (1984). Though he hasn't been contacted about it, he is interested in returning.
  • Patrick H. Willems' friend and colleague Matt Torpey wants to be a character who gets killed off in the movie and created #LetMattDieInDune.
  • Dave Bautista--who confirmed his involvement with the film as of January 2019--also worked alongside Villeneuve in Blade Runner 2049 in a similar type of atmosphere to Dune; a sand covered wasteland.
  • Editor Joe Walker recently said in an interview that Denis Villeneuve has hinted that he's always been drawn to the 1965 novel due to its fascinating themes of religion and oil, and could delve more into them for the upcoming 2-part Sci-Fi epic.
  • Stellan Skarsgård and Dave Bautista both appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Skarsgard appeared in Thor (2011) and The Avengers (2012), while Batista appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). The latter film also featured William Hurt, who appeared in Dune (2000). The original Dune (1984) also featured José Ferrer, whose son Miguel Ferrer appeared in Iron Man 3 (2013). The 1984 original and 2003's Children of Dune (2003) also featured Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy, who have both played Charles Xavier in the Marvel-based X-Men series.
  • Stellan Skarsgård is the third Swede to appear in an adaptation of Dune. Max von Sydow appeared in David Lynch's film. Skarsgard also appeared in Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) and Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), as the younger version of Von Sydow's character from The Exorcist (1973).
  • Denis Villeneuve previously directed Blade Runner 2049 (2017) for producer Ridley Scott. Scott was at one point planning to direct an adaptation of Dune. His own film Alien (1979) was written by Dan O'Bannon and designed by H.R. Giger, Chris Foss, Jean Giraud and Ron Cobb, who had all met each other while working on Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed Dune project, and brought much of their design works for Dune to Alien.
  • Denis Villeneuve's first time producing one of his films.
  • Charlotte Rampling, who will star in Denis Villeneuve's upcoming adaptation of the 1965 novel, was originally wanted to play Lady Jessica in Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed Dune project, but declined the offer due to a scene that involved 2,000 extras defecating at once.
  • This is Dave Bautista and Denis Villeneuve's first collaboration since Blade Runner 2049 (2017).
  • Alejandro Jodorowsky's script for Dune was a major inspiration for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Oscar Isaac is now the second Star Wars cast member to appear in an adaptation of Dune. David Lynch's film featured Max von Sydow.
  • Oscar Isaacs role was previously played by William Hurt. Isaac appeared with Hurt in Robin Hood (2010), as did Max von Sydow.
  • Oscar Isaac is now the third actor from the X-Men films to appear in a Dune film. Patrick Stewart appeared in David Lynch's Dune (1984), while James McAvoy appeared in Children of Dune (2003). Isaac's character is also the grandfather of McAvoy's.
  • This is the second collaboration between Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya, after appearing together in The Greatest Showman(2017)
  • This is the second collaboration between Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin, after appearing together in No Country for Old Men (2007)
  • This is Josh Brolin and Denis Villeneuve's first collaboration since Sicario (2015).
  • Both Javier Bardem & Dave Bautista have played antagonists in a Daniel Craig "James Bond movie". Bardem played the main antagonist, Raoul Silva in Skyfall (2012), while Bautista played an assassin, Mr Hinks in Spectre (2015).
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