Timothée Chalamet Talks Filming on Location for’Dune’
We are still waiting for the trailer to release to the latest adaptation of Frank Herbert‘s 600-page epic. Dune is already very promising with an incredible cast and Denis Villeneuve taking over directing duties. The story of Paul Atreides will explore the grand deserts of Arrakis. Timothée Chalamet spoke to Empire about shooting in the Wadi Rum desert and what kind of experience it was.
“That part of the Wadi Rum is so awe-inspiring, you might as well be getting chased by that cliff in the background. It wasn’t a green-screen or anything. That’s one of the most thrilling parts of the book and the movie. We had the sketches. That was a lesson for me. On a Call Me By Your Name or Beautiful Boy it can be counterintuitive to see the storyboards because then maybe you limit yourself based on a camera angle or whatever. It’s the opposite [here] because, for a sequence with the sandworm chasing you, I could never imagine that.”
I actually cannot wait to see the behind-the-scenes for this film. It must’ve been difficult to film in the desert’s heat. Empire also released the following images that show off the amazing costumes that probably didn’t make acting in the desert heat any less easy.
Dune looks extremely promising and Villeneuve‘s track record is nothing to scoff at. I cannot wait to see the Arrakis sandworms in action and the drama that unfolds as the prospect of war hangs over everyone’s heads. The way Chalamet teases the desert sequences already makes for a promising visual feast once the film releases. the images that have been released so far already look amazing. I cannot wait to see the novel’s adaptation once it releases this November.