‘Eternals’ Director Chloe Zhao Was Blown Away By Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

Zhao isn't the first to praise the upcoming film...

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Eternals director Chloe Zhao recently praised Denis Villeneuve’s Dune after an early screening.

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is one of the biggest wildcards heading into the fall movie season, with some online predicting the film will underperform at the box office. However, the early word about the upcoming movie has been extremely positive, and Chloe Zhao is the latest to add to the buzz.

Reigning Academy Award-winning director Chloe Zhao has a space epic of her own coming own soon as well with Eternals, but she had plenty of great things to say about the other one hitting theaters this fall. In the September issue of Sight and Sound Magazine, Zhao spoke highly of Denis Villeneuve’s star-studded Dune remake:

“It gives me hope that a filmmaker like Denis is able to really harness his vision & put together something so incredible, so cinematic. I’m just blown away by the experience I had in that room.”

Here is the synopsis for Dune:

Set in the distant future, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, 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 restore his family’s control of Arrakis.

Denis Villeneuve directed Dune from a script he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. The film stars Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, and David Dastmalchian.

Dune arrives in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding Dune, Chloe Zhao’s Eternals, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

Source: Sight and Sound Magazine (via Twitter)

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.