Dune cinematographer Greig Fraser has assured fans that the upcoming film will tell a complete story despite only adapting half of the book.
Dune is a book that has a unique position in the science fiction genre. The book has influenced numbers films, books, and television shows including Star Wars but adaptations for the book have been difficult to make at best. Some even believe that the book is simply too big and complex to properly adapt to a single film. To compensate for this, director Denis Villeneuve opted to split the film into two parts with the rest of the story to be completed in a sequel sometime in the future.
This has led some to question how fully formed the story for the upcoming film will be. Dune cinematographer Greig Fraser, however, assured fans in a recent interview with Collider, however, that the upcoming film will tell its own fully formed story:
“It’s a fully formed story in itself with places to go. It’s a fully standalone epic film that people will get a lot out of when they see it… It was quite an adventure visually. It was a beautiful experience making it. The people involved with it, I was overwhelmed. Some of the actors, as well as being insanely talented actors, are just lovely, lovely people who I’ve become very close to since then.”
What do you all make of Fraser’s words? Do you think Dune will tell its own full story? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a script he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, Dune stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.
A synopsis of Dune reads as follows:
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.
Dune is set to hit theaters on December 18, 2020. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding Dune and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content.