Timothée Chalamet: Dune is a show like LOTR in places
- bang showbiz
- October 16, 2021
TimothÃ©e Chalamet compared “Dune” to “Lord of the Rings”
TimothÃ©e Chalamet says that “Dune” by Denis Villeneuve is a “show” like “The Lord of the Rings” in some scenes.
The 25-year-old actor stars as Paul Atreides in the 54-year-old director’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s cult sci-fi classic, and the ‘Wonka’ star teased that there are various moments throughout. throughout the film that feel as if they belonged to an epic movie like the successful Peter Jackson trilogy based on the JRR Tolkien fantasy novel, while other scenes are more âintimateâ.
In an interview with The Independent, Timothy said: âThat’s my impression.
âIt looks like an arthouse film at times; it looks like a show like ‘Lord of the Rings’ at times; and then sometimes, one way or another, it feels intimate too.
Denis added in the joint interview with other cast members – including Javier Bardem – that he was blocking out all influences and trying to “stay true” to the “spirit” of the book.
He said: âSo many people stole it and took itâ¦ I understand. It is such an inspiring masterpiece.
âThe only way to handle this is to go back to the book. I kept the book very close to me and tried to stay true to its spirit.
âThe influences in the film are not science fiction influences. I tried to go back to the visions I had when I read the book when I read the book, and stay true to those visions.
The filmmaker recently admitted that “Dune” might not have been made if Timothy hadn’t agreed to play Paul, as they didn’t have a “plan B” to pick another actor as their character.
Denis knocked back: “We said, ‘It’s Timothy [Chalamet]. ‘ We didn’t have a plan B. Honestly, if he’d said no, I don’t know what I would have done. There might not be a ‘Dune’. “
- Realized by: Denis Villeneuve
- To throw: TimothÃ©e Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd, Charlotte Rampling, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen
- UK release: October 21, 2021
Blade Runner 2049 director takes on Frank Herbert’s notoriously infilmable sci-fi epic. The story is likely to be split into two films.