Stellan Skarsgard Says Warner Bros. Gave Denis Villeneuve ‘Free Hands’ On Dune

Stellan Skarsgard assured audiences that Warner Bros. has not interfered with director Denis Villeneuve’s vision for Dune.

Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve will soon bring a new feature film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel Dune to cinema screens. Considering his past acclaimed works, audiences are eager to see Denis Villeneuve’s vision for the science fiction novel, which the filmmaker himself has described as a dream project.

Joining the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is Stellan Skarsgard, who reportedly plays the character named Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. During an interview with Collider, Stellan Skarsgard discussed his experience working with Denis Villeneuve and stated that Warner Bros. seemingly gave the filmmaker creative freedom with Dune:

“I’ve always wanted to work with him partly because he’s such a wonderful man, but also because he’s a brilliant director. It’s fun when you get one of those big sci-fi movies and you know it’s going to be directed by a true filmmaker. It’s not going to be directed by the studio. It seemed like they were giving him pretty free hands. And you have to, because his personal stamp on the film is paramount for the success of it.”

Dune was first adapted into a feature film in 1984 by director David Lynch, receiving mixed reviews but becoming a cult favorite. In 2000, the novel was later adapted as a miniseries on the Sci-Fi channel.

Denis Villeneuve is also helming the pilot of a Dune television series for Warner Bros. in addition to serving as an executive producer on the project. A release date for the 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.

Are you excited to see Stellan Skarsgard play Baron Vladimir Harkonnen? Are you relieved by Stellan Skarsgard’s comments? Let us know below and stay tuned for the latest on Stellan Skarsgard’s Dune.

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

Source: Collider

Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos

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The Witcher Henry CavillNetflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.

A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.

You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."

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Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.

Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:

Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.

The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.

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