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Might be too on point, but Pedro Pascal would make an awesome Feyd. 

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49 minutes ago, Kalbear said:

Might be too on point, but Pedro Pascal would make an awesome Feyd. 

A bit too old, I think. I could see him as Duncan Idaho though. If they also make all 6 Dune novels, he'd be the only person to appear in all of them.

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So the thing i wanted to post but am too tech-stupid to post is that the other day I saw a vanity plate of "MUAD DIB."  And for what it was worth, it was on a Tesla.  In the "pics or it didn't happen" tradition, I have a pic!  I just can't figure out how to post it.  

 

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On 7/22/2018 at 5:01 AM, Triskjavikson said:

So the thing i wanted to post but am too tech-stupid to post is that the other day I saw a vanity plate of "MUAD DIB."  And for what it was worth, it was on a Tesla.  In the "pics or it didn't happen" tradition, I have a pic!  I just can't figure out how to post it.  

 

I post things to Twitter and then link there. You can also do the same thing with Instagram, Photobucket, Imgur etc. You can also do it via Facebook if you set that specific photograph to public viewing.

You can't upload pics directly to the board because that would an invitation to utter insanity (and would destroy the board's bandwidth allowance).

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Very well.  

ETA:  It seems to show up for me when I click that.  Does it for y'all?  

Not sure how to use the insert other media function with photobucket.

Another attempt.

ETA2:  After logging out and trying the links I worry it still won't fly or will force y'all too log into photobucket.  Sorry I'm so shite at this.  I've abased myself enough but will still accept tips.  Can't do the facebook or twitter.

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Nice.

Cast so far:

Paul Atreides: Timothee Chalamet

Jessica Atreides: Rebecca Ferguson

The Beast Rabban: Dave Bautista

 

Also confirmation that it will take two film to adapt Dune.

Someone online suggested Vincent D'onofrio for Baron Harkonnen and now that's all I can think of.

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On 1/7/2019 at 6:57 PM, Werthead said:

Nice.

Cast so far:

Paul Atreides: Timothee Chalamet

Jessica Atreides: Rebecca Ferguson

The Beast Rabban: Dave Bautista

 

Also confirmation that it will take two film to adapt Dune.

Someone online suggested Vincent D'onofrio for Baron Harkonnen and now that's all I can think of.

 D'onofrio isn't obese and gross enough. Obviously they could fatten him up but I don't quite see it. The charcater needs to have that bloated Steve Bannon / Louie Anderson look. 

 

Stilgar is the character I think they need to nail in terms of casting. He's probably the third most important character in the book. No idea who'd be good though.

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Stellan Skarsgard announced as Baron Harkonnen. Huh. So I guess they aren't going the grossly obese route unless they craft him one hell of a fat suit. That said, I like him a lot as an actor. He'll certainly bring a suitably creepy sense of menace to the role.

Dave Bautista as Rabban is a stroke of genius. 

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6 hours ago, Ferrum Aeternum said:

Stellan Skarsgard announced as Baron Harkonnen. Huh. So I guess they aren't going the grossly obese route unless they craft him one hell of a fat suit. That said, I like him a lot as an actor. He'll certainly bring a suitably creepy sense of menace to the role.

Dave Bautista as Rabban is a stroke of genius. 

Yeah, I'm good with this. He's great and they can make him sufficiently gross and dissipated for that to work without going full Fat Bastard.

 

How about Kit Harrington for Duncan? Dark hair, brooding, can bring in those GoT nerds... 

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People get too hung up on unimportant details when books like Dune are adapted. It doesn't matter if Baron Harkonen is fat any more than it matters if Lex Luthor is bald in any given Superman adaptation. What matters is the sense of decadent consumption and greed that the Baron's excessive weight is meant to convey, just like Luthor's baldness was meant to say something about powerful men who are ruled by their insecurities.

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On 7/20/2018 at 6:18 PM, Kalbear said:

Might be too on point, but Pedro Pascal would make an awesome Feyd. 

IMO he's a little seasoned for the role. I like the idea of him as Duncan, but I also think it'd be a mistake for them to cast anybody most known as a Game of Thrones actor.

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11 hours ago, Let's Get Kraken said:

People get too hung up on unimportant details when books like Dune are adapted. It doesn't matter if Baron Harkonen is fat any more than it matters if Lex Luthor is bald in any given Superman adaptation. What matters is the sense of decadent consumption and greed that the Baron's excessive weight is meant to convey, just like Luthor's baldness was meant to say something about powerful men who are ruled by their insecurities.

You say that now, but just wait if they cast a black or Asian actress as Irulan. 

Speaking of which, Idris Elba for Duncan or Gurney. 

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11 hours ago, Corvinus said:

I'm looking forward to see who they cast as Gurney Halleck. I loved Patrick Stewart as Halleck in Lynch's Dune.

Its been remarked before that Stewart could probably still pull it off

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2 hours ago, Vaughn said:

You say that now, but just wait if they cast a black or Asian actress as Irulan. 

Speaking of which, Idris Elba for Duncan or Gurney. 

He would be great in either role.  “Teacher” just suits him.  I also like his rebellious streak for later Duncan Idaho.

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1 hour ago, Derfel Cadarn said:

Its been remarked before that Stewart could probably still pull it off

Stewart in Dune: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/jN3hnJVjTDA/maxresdefault.jpg

Stewart in 2018:

https://scifanatic-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/patrickstewart-oscar2018.jpg

Honestly, yeah. There's a few more wrinkles, not that hard to cover up Villenueve wants, and grey eyebrows and that's about all that's different.

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Still super excited about this movie but we're still at grave risk of Jared Leto being cast as Feyd. 

 

Previous collaboration, rock singer... lot of danger signs on this one. 

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