Acclaimed filmmaker Denis Villeneuve and actor Dave Bautista will be teaming up again for Denis’ highly anticipated Dune remake, Variety has confirmed.
Bautista previously worked with Denis on the incredible film that is Blade Runner 2049. This time around he’ll be joining rising stars Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in Legendary’s reboot. According to THR, Bautista will be taking on the role of “Beast” Rabban, described as “the sadistic nephew of a baron who oversees Arrakis.”
Ferguson was in talks to play Lady Jessica in the Dune reboot, the mother of Timothee Chalamet’s Paul Atreides, Within Frank Herbert’s classic novel of the same name, Lady Jessica and Paul are part of a noble family who are forced to flee into the deserts of the planet Arrakis. Paul rises to become the new leader of the nomadic desert tribes. Lady Jessica helps convince the nomads that Paul is their messiah. From those humble beginnings, Paul’s quest will threaten to bring down the Emperor who plotted against his family.
Stay tuned right here at ECMOVIEGUYS for more details on this project as they become available.