Stellan Skarsgard Joins Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

Stellan Skarsgård has closed a deal to star in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune-1984-movie-posters/”>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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