Christopher Walken joined the adaptation of the Academy Award Denis Villeneuve of the science fiction novel by Frank Herbert Dunes as Emperor Shaddam IV, who rules the known universe, reveals The Hollywood Reporter. The Emperor was mentioned several times in the first half of the book’s adaptation, released in theaters in 2021. However, Walken is now ready to put a face to the name, as House Atreides’ deadly enemy becomes a central actor in the second part. of Dune.
The first half of the acclaimed adaptation of Dunes of Villeneuve follows the gift of Atreides house of the spice exploration of the desert planet Arrakis by the Emperor. The gift, however, is a curse in disguise, as the Emperor fears the Atreides may make a move to his throne. That is why the Emperor plots with Arrakis’ former owners, House Harkonnen, to eradicate the Atreides. Villeneuve has already revealed that the sequel will show more of House Harkonnen, as Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) begins an intergalactic revolution and challenges the Emperor himself. So, it’s good to know that the villain will be in very good hands.
The cast of Dune
Christopher Walken joins Florence Pugh and Austin Butler as a newcomer to the adaptation. Pugh will play Princess Irulan, the emperor’s daughter. As for Butler, she will play Feyd-Rautha, a character that fans lost in the first half of the story. Feyd-Rautha is the grandson of House Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård), trained to take the throne once his uncle dies.
The impressive cast of Dunes also includes Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides, Zendaya as Chani, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica. In addition to Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Dave Bautista as Glossu ‘Beast’ Rabban, Charlotte Rampling as Gaius Helen Mohiam. Finally Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, and Javier Bardem as Stilgar. The release date of Dune: Part Two is set for October 20, 2023.
Dune (DVD) (DVD)
- an epic adventure full of emotions, tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and talented young man, born with a great destiny that goes far beyond his understanding
- that he will have to travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure a future for his family and his people.
- As evil forces face off in conflict to secure exclusive control of the planet’s most precious resource – a raw material capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential – only those who overcome their fears will survive.
- Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista (Actors)