Dune director Denis Villeneuve on film’s instantly iconic Gom Jabbar bit
When well-written and popular books are adapted for the big screen, one is always
apprehensive, ‘what if the film doesn’t have the same impact as the source, what if it’s poorly made?
And more often than not, that’s the case with novel adaptations.
However, a few features come along the way that leave you astonished with their
level of detailing and finesse while handling something of epic proportions, for
instance, acclaimed filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s version of Frank Herbert’s
Made on a huge scale (a budget of $165 million), the movie starred a lot of familiar
stars like Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Josh Brolin and Oscar Isaac, among others, in pivotal roles.
But even with all the money and all the stars in the world, things can go horribly wrong if you are not, what they call a ‘visionary director’ in filmy terms.