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Posted 04 February 2019 - 06:28 PM

Doesn't that make the first movie feel like it's mostly all setup, though? I guess they can shift around the Fremen duels to put a big one near the end as the sort of climactic battle, and then the dad's death as the cliffhanger setup for movie #2. Or maybe the duke confronting the Harknonnen becomes more of a battle than purely character drama.

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:12 PM

The Harkonnen takeover is the logical split point, especially if they make it more dramatic.

Could likely throw in Paul and Jessica running from a sand worm or three then hooking up with the Fremen as an end point. Open the second movie with Paul going full MaudDib.

Also, have Alia go full ninja-mage.
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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:54 PM

View PostD, on 04 February 2019 - 06:28 PM, said:

Doesn't that make the first movie feel like it's mostly all setup, though? I guess they can shift around the Fremen duels to put a big one near the end as the sort of climactic battle, and then the dad's death as the cliffhanger setup for movie #2. Or maybe the duke confronting the Harknonnen becomes more of a battle than purely character drama.


It's hard to chop the book into 2 otherwise. Those are natural stopping points.

Any more of Paul's story and you enter into first child and Full-Muad'Dib territory which would be weird to end a movie on...and any less and you end up with Paul not even at the Sietch yet...

That said, I agree that they will likely rejig things around bit to give the third act of the first film some more meat. Which is fine. I trust Villeneuve 100%.
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Posted 04 February 2019 - 08:09 PM

Sandworms. It really just needs more sandworms.


...and more scenes of Baron Harkonnen having gross things on his face lanced. That's very trendy now.
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Posted 04 February 2019 - 08:41 PM

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 08:46 PM

Did you know in the videogame Emperor Battle for Dune's live action scenes they had Michael McShane as the Harkonnen Baron and Michael Dorn as the Atreides Duke? Who wouldn't want Friar Tuck versus Worf in a new movie, I ask you
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:44 AM

View PostIlluyankas, on 04 February 2019 - 08:46 PM, said:

Did you know in the videogame Emperor Battle for Dune's live action scenes they had Michael McShane as the Harkonnen Baron and Michael Dorn as the Atreides Duke? Who wouldn't want Friar Tuck versus Worf in a new movie, I ask you


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 10:50 AM

View PostMaark Abbott, on 05 February 2019 - 08:44 AM, said:

View PostIlluyankas, on 04 February 2019 - 08:46 PM, said:

Did you know in the videogame Emperor Battle for Dune's live action scenes they had Michael McShane as the Harkonnen Baron and Michael Dorn as the Atreides Duke? Who wouldn't want Friar Tuck versus Worf in a new movie, I ask you


The real question is which brother you picked. Smart or Beef?


Picked smart, actually struggled with his mission. Failed multiple times (unusual for me in RTS games), picked beef finished harkonnen campaign. Went back and did smart / peroxide hair.

Seeing smart being tortured by teeth drills had a lasting impression on me

Harkonnen suffered because their best unit the missile unit tended to overkill one unit whereas the atreides minataur and Ordos Cobra just artilleries everything to death from miles away on a hill
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 11:49 AM

View PostCause, on 05 February 2019 - 10:50 AM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 05 February 2019 - 08:44 AM, said:

View PostIlluyankas, on 04 February 2019 - 08:46 PM, said:

Did you know in the videogame Emperor Battle for Dune's live action scenes they had Michael McShane as the Harkonnen Baron and Michael Dorn as the Atreides Duke? Who wouldn't want Friar Tuck versus Worf in a new movie, I ask you


The real question is which brother you picked. Smart or Beef?


Picked smart, actually struggled with his mission. Failed multiple times (unusual for me in RTS games), picked beef finished harkonnen campaign. Went back and did smart / peroxide hair.

Seeing smart being tortured by teeth drills had a lasting impression on me

Harkonnen suffered because their best unit the missile unit tended to overkill one unit whereas the atreides minataur and Ordos Cobra just artilleries everything to death from miles away on a hill


Oh man, I really enjoyed that game. Particularly liked how they made the Sardaukar/Fremen into neutral factions you could essentially ally with to obtain their units.
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:40 PM

View PostSilencer, on 05 February 2019 - 11:49 AM, said:


Oh man, I really enjoyed that game. Particularly liked how they made the Sardaukar/Fremen into neutral factions you could essentially ally with to obtain their units.


Me too, I loved that! I did manage to occasionally ally with both somehow but otherwise I was always torn between the fremen and Sardaukar. Sardauakar elite infantry were murder machines though that could kill almost anything, except fremen snipers.
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:56 PM

View PostCause, on 05 February 2019 - 12:40 PM, said:

View PostSilencer, on 05 February 2019 - 11:49 AM, said:


Oh man, I really enjoyed that game. Particularly liked how they made the Sardaukar/Fremen into neutral factions you could essentially ally with to obtain their units.


Me too, I loved that! I did manage to occasionally ally with both somehow but otherwise I was always torn between the fremen and Sardaukar. Sardauakar elite infantry were murder machines though that could kill almost anything, except fremen snipers.


Indeed, it did sometimes feel like the Fremen were considerably weaker. Then again, if you got one to ride a Sandworm and the enemy was caught on sand...muahahah. But I did tend to go with the Sardaukar as they were more generally OP. Not that the Fremen units were bad or anything, and obviously they got some pretty nifty advantages, but you did tend to have to use them more tactically, where the Sardaukar were just point-and-kill.
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:58 PM

View PostSilencer, on 05 February 2019 - 01:56 PM, said:

View PostCause, on 05 February 2019 - 12:40 PM, said:

View PostSilencer, on 05 February 2019 - 11:49 AM, said:

Oh man, I really enjoyed that game. Particularly liked how they made the Sardaukar/Fremen into neutral factions you could essentially ally with to obtain their units.


Me too, I loved that! I did manage to occasionally ally with both somehow but otherwise I was always torn between the fremen and Sardaukar. Sardauakar elite infantry were murder machines though that could kill almost anything, except fremen snipers.


Indeed, it did sometimes feel like the Fremen were considerably weaker. Then again, if you got one to ride a Sandworm and the enemy was caught on sand...muahahah. But I did tend to go with the Sardaukar as they were more generally OP. Not that the Fremen units were bad or anything, and obviously they got some pretty nifty advantages, but you did tend to have to use them more tactically, where the Sardaukar were just point-and-kill.


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 07:53 PM

View PostCause, on 05 February 2019 - 10:50 AM, said:

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View PostIlluyankas, on 04 February 2019 - 08:46 PM, said:

Did you know in the videogame Emperor Battle for Dune's live action scenes they had Michael McShane as the Harkonnen Baron and Michael Dorn as the Atreides Duke? Who wouldn't want Friar Tuck versus Worf in a new movie, I ask you


The real question is which brother you picked. Smart or Beef?


Picked smart, actually struggled with his mission. Failed multiple times (unusual for me in RTS games), picked beef finished harkonnen campaign. Went back and did smart / peroxide hair.

Seeing smart being tortured by teeth drills had a lasting impression on me

Harkonnen suffered because their best unit the missile unit tended to overkill one unit whereas the atreides minataur and Ordos Cobra just artilleries everything to death from miles away on a hill

That is exactly how I did it and exactly how I felt about the Harkonnen missile tanks; that said air dropping a bunch of devastators was always hilarious

Also did you play the version before or after they patched the Harkonnen air defense platform to stop being able to shoot ground targets? Cause I only played the version before and they are hilarious until two AA units turn up at once
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Posted 06 February 2019 - 03:06 AM

View PostIlluyankas, on 05 February 2019 - 07:53 PM, said:

View PostCause, on 05 February 2019 - 10:50 AM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 05 February 2019 - 08:44 AM, said:

View PostIlluyankas, on 04 February 2019 - 08:46 PM, said:

Did you know in the videogame Emperor Battle for Dune's live action scenes they had Michael McShane as the Harkonnen Baron and Michael Dorn as the Atreides Duke? Who wouldn't want Friar Tuck versus Worf in a new movie, I ask you


The real question is which brother you picked. Smart or Beef?


Picked smart, actually struggled with his mission. Failed multiple times (unusual for me in RTS games), picked beef finished harkonnen campaign. Went back and did smart / peroxide hair.

Seeing smart being tortured by teeth drills had a lasting impression on me

Harkonnen suffered because their best unit the missile unit tended to overkill one unit whereas the atreides minataur and Ordos Cobra just artilleries everything to death from miles away on a hill

That is exactly how I did it and exactly how I felt about the Harkonnen missile tanks; that said air dropping a bunch of devastators was always hilarious

Also did you play the version before or after they patched the Harkonnen air defense platform to stop being able to shoot ground targets? Cause I only played the version before and they are hilarious until two AA units turn up at once



Sounds pretty epic. What i remember is playing Dune 2000 with John Rhys Davies as the Atreides guy
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Posted 06 February 2019 - 08:15 AM

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View PostIlluyankas, on 04 February 2019 - 08:46 PM, said:

Did you know in the videogame Emperor Battle for Dune's live action scenes they had Michael McShane as the Harkonnen Baron and Michael Dorn as the Atreides Duke? Who wouldn't want Friar Tuck versus Worf in a new movie, I ask you


The real question is which brother you picked. Smart or Beef?


Picked smart, actually struggled with his mission. Failed multiple times (unusual for me in RTS games), picked beef finished harkonnen campaign. Went back and did smart / peroxide hair.

Seeing smart being tortured by teeth drills had a lasting impression on me

Harkonnen suffered because their best unit the missile unit tended to overkill one unit whereas the atreides minataur and Ordos Cobra just artilleries everything to death from miles away on a hill

That is exactly how I did it and exactly how I felt about the Harkonnen missile tanks; that said air dropping a bunch of devastators was always hilarious

Also did you play the version before or after they patched the Harkonnen air defense platform to stop being able to shoot ground targets? Cause I only played the version before and they are hilarious until two AA units turn up at once



Sounds pretty epic. What i remember is playing Dune 2000 with John Rhys Davies as the Atreides guy


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:57 PM

The cast is getting more insane.

Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides
Rebecca Ferguson as Jessica Atreides
Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides
Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Dave Bautista as "The Beast" Rabban
Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam
Javier Bardem as Stilgar
Zendaya as Chani
Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck
Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:53 PM

View PostWerthead, on 16 February 2019 - 06:57 PM, said:

The cast is getting more insane.

Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides
Rebecca Ferguson as Jessica Atreides
Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides
Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Dave Bautista as "The Beast" Rabban
Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam
Javier Bardem as Stilgar
Zendaya as Chani
Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck
Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho

Release date is 20 November 2020.


Good lord those are two IMPRESSIVE additions.

Now somebody get Patrick Stewart to play the Emperor.
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Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:00 AM

Drax as Rabban? Harkonnens going stealth mode.
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Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:27 PM

No casting news for Feyd yet?



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Posted 18 February 2019 - 10:35 PM

All this Dune news has put me in the mood to reread the first book and finally get around to reading the remaining five books of the series.

I'm also curious, is the 1984 movie worth watching?
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