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Old 08-11-04, 05:10 PM
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Who would you cast if you could remake DUNE?

Longtime lurker, just signed on. Dune is one of my favorite reads and I have a love/hate relationship w/ David Lynch's version. (Loved the production design, hated Lynch making stuff up as he went along). Anyways, I've long wanted to remake Dune my own way. Who would you cast for your favorite characters? Too many to do them all, so just pick your faves, I will start;

Duke Leto (I) - Daniel Day Lewis
Lady Jessica - Monica Belluci
Paul Atreides - Orlando Bloom
Alia -
Thufir Hawat -
Gurney Halleck -
Dr. Yueh -
Stilgar -
Chani -
Liet Kynes -
Duncan Idaho - Russell Crowe
Emperor Shaddam IV -
Irulan - Sienna Miller
Baron Harkkonnen -
Feyd Rautha -
Rabban -
Sardaukar Commander -

Yikes, I've only got a few going..
Old 08-11-04, 05:25 PM
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We need a sub-forum for "Who would you cast in _____________ ?" threads.

I personally liked the SciFi Channel versions as well as the original theatrical ones. And in a book with that many character, it would hard to pay for them all.

Here's a refresher on the past roles and actors.

Cast for the 2000 TV Movie remake:

William Hurt .... Duke Leto Atreides
Alec Newman .... Paul Atreides/Muad'Dib
Saskia Reeves .... Lady Jessica Atreides
James Watson .... Duncan Idaho
Jan Vlasák .... Thufir Hawat
P.H. Moriarty .... Gurney Halleck
Robert Russell .... Dr. Wellington Yueh
Laura Burton .... St. Alia Atreides
Ian McNeice .... Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Matt Keeslar .... Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen
László I. Kish .... Glossu Rabban (as Laszlo Imre Kish)
Jan Unger .... Piter Devries
Giancarlo Giannini .... Padishah-Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV
Julie Cox .... Princess Irulan Corrino
Miroslav Táborský .... Count Hasimir Fenring

Cast for the 1984 Film:

Francesca Annis .... Lady Jessica
Leonardo Cimino .... The Baron's Doctor
Brad Dourif .... Piter De Vries
José Ferrer .... Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV
Linda Hunt .... Shadout Mapes
Freddie Jones .... Thufir Hawat
Richard Jordan .... Duncan Idaho
Kyle MacLachlan .... Paul Usul Muad'Dib Atreides
Virginia Madsen ....Princess Irulan
Silvana Mangano .... Rev. Mother Ramallo
Everett McGill .... Stilgar
Kenneth McMillan .... Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Jack Nance .... Capt. Iakin Nefud
Siân Phillips .... Rev. Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam
Jürgen Prochnow ....Duke Leto Atreides
Paul L. Smith .... The Beast Rabban (as Paul Smith)
Patrick Stewart .... Gurney Halleck
Sting .... Feyd-Rautha
Dean Stockwell .... Dr. Wellington Yueh
Max von Sydow .... Dr. Kynes
Alicia Witt .... Alia (as Alicia Roanne Witt)
Sean Young .... Chani
Honorato Magaloni .... Otheym (as Honorato Magalone)
Judd Omen .... Jamis

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Re: Who would you cast if you could remake DUNE?

Orlando Bloom as Paul? Too old.
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I don't mean to threadcrap but....Please no, not another Dune movie. There are so many classic SF stories that have yet to be made into movies.

That said I like the idea of Daniel Day Lewis and even more so Orlando Bloom as Muad'dib. He definitely could pull it off. Emperor: Yaphet Kotto (maybe he's too old)
Baron Harkonnen: Stellan Skarsgaard
Lady Jessica: Sophie Marceau
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I would rather see the "HOUSE BOOKS" made into movies. I'm tired of Paul's story.
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I know, Paul's supposed to be 16 yrs old, it would be very tough to cast someone that looked that young.
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This may be easier to read, thanks to Goldberg for listing the cast.

2000 TV Movie -----Character-----1984 Film
William Hurt-----Duke Leto Atreides-----Jürgen Prochnow
Alec Newman-----Paul Atreides/Muad'Dib-----Kyle MacLachlan
Saskia Reeves-----Lady Jessica Atreides-----Francesca Annis
James Watson-----Duncan Idaho-----Richard Jordan
Jan Vlasák-----Thufir Hawat-----Freddie Jones
P.H. Moriarty-----Gurney Halleck-----Patrick Stewart
Robert Russell-----Dr. Wellington Yueh-----Dean Stockwell
Laura Burton-----St. Alia Atreides-----Alicia Witt
Ian McNeice-----Baron Vladimir Harkonnen-----Kenneth McMillan
Matt Keeslar-----Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen-----Sting
Jan Unger-----Piter Devries-----Brad Dourif
Giancarlo Giannini-----Padishah-Emperor Shaddam-----José Ferrer
Julie Cox-----Princess Irulan Corrino-----Virginia Madsen
Miroslav Táborský-----Count Hasimir Fenring-----??
László I. Kish-----Glossu Rabban-----Paul L. Smith
??-----The Baron's Doctor-----Leonardo Cimino
Jaroslava Siktancova-----Shadout Mapes-----Linda Hunt
Drahomira Fialkova-----Rev. Mother Ramallo -----Silvana Mangano
Uwe Ochsenknecht-----Stilgar-----Everett McGill
??-----Capt. Iakin Nefud -----Jack Nance
Zuzana Geislerová-----Rev. Mother Mohiam -----Siân Phillips
Karel Dobry-----Dr. Kynes-----Max von Sydow
Barbora Kodetová-----Chani -----Sean Young
Jakob Schwarz-----Otheym----- Honorato Magaloni
Christopher Lee-----Jami-----Judd Omen

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Originally posted by Giantrobo
I would rather see the "HOUSE BOOKS" made into movies. I'm tired of Paul's story.
Oh good lord. Please tell me you didn't just say that you prefer the god-awful trash passed off as prequels to the actual story of Dune.

Just tell me I read that wrong and restore my faith in humanity. Please, please tell me somebody didn't just try to pass off that hack, fanfic garbage as anything even remotely close to original item.

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