It was one of the biggest flicks of 2021, but even if you’ve seen ‘Dune’ 100 times, there might be a few facts about the movie you don’t know!
Director Denis Villeneuve insisted on using practical sets and design as much as possible, so very little of the film is CGI. The ships? Real! The palace? Real! The sandworm? Well, not so much...
Becoming Baron Vladimir Harkonnen was not easy; Skarsgård found himself in the makeup chair for over 8 hours a day while filming!
STELLAN SKARSGÅRD COMMITTED TO HIS ROLE:
Leave it to Hans Zimmer to take things to a new level. He reportedly created all new musical instruments in order to achieve the right feel he wanted from the score.
NEW MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CREATED FOR THE SCORE
Chalamet was handpicked for the lead role by the director. There were no auditions held.
PAUL ATREIDES ROLE WAS TIMOTHEE’S FROM THE START
Most of the film was shot in the Wadi Rum valley in Jordan, which was also the shooting location for Lawrence of Arabia and The Martian.
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