Oscar Isaac Describes Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ As ‘Nightmarish’ & ‘Visceral’

Oscar Isaac described Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated Dune adaptation as both “nightmarish” and “visceral.”

With 2019 almost in the books, many are already looking forward to all the movies 2020 will bring us. Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is towards the top for many people after a glowing response to Blade Runner 2049. While Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 disappointing at the box office, it appears Warner Bros. is still giving the auteur filmmaker freedom on Dune.

Like Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve has assembled a star-studded cast, which includes Oscar Isaac. While promoting Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Oscar Isaac had a lot of positive things to say about what Denis Villeneuve has accomplished with Dune in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:

“It’s just a wholly, wholly different thing. I couldn’t imagine anyone more suited for the tone of the original Frank Herbert novels than Denis. There are some things that are — for lack of a better word — nightmarish about what you see… There’s just this kind of brutalist element to it. It’s shocking. It’s scary. It’s very visceral.

In Dune, Oscar Isaac will be playing Duke Leto Atreides, the father of  Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides. Oscar Isaac went on to praise the film some more and teased the family element:

And I know that definitely between Denis and myself and Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson as the family unit, we really searched for the emotion of it. I’m beyond myself with excitement. I think it’s good to feel cool, unique, and special.”

Are you excited for Dune? What is your most-anticipated movie of 2020? Sound off in the comments below!

Denis Villeneuve is also helming the pilot of the Dune: The Sisterhood television series for Warner Bros. in addition to serving as an executive producer on the project. A release date for the HBO Max Dune series has yet to be announced.

Directed Denis Villeneuve from a script he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth, Dune stars by Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.

Dune is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 18, 2020.

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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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.