Timothee Chalamet plays the lead in the big screen Dune remake. In the David Lynch-directed original, Kyle MacLachlan was the headliner.
The young nobleman Paul Atreides is the central figure in the series of sprawling epic Dune novels first published in 1965. It is set in the far future involving worlds beyond Earth, ruled over by competing feudal families who control access to a drug called Melange. Known popularly as “spice,” the drug gives its users heightened consciousness and an extended lifespan at the cost of crippling addiction and fatal withdrawal. Spice, use of which makes interstellar travel possible, is found only on the desert planet of Arrakis — aka “Dune” — and as such is the most valuable commodity in the galaxy.
The David Lynch dune was released on December 14, 1984 by Universal Pictures and took in $30,925,690 at the U.S. box office.
Dune (2020) is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049).