To drive house the film’s themes of ecological change and adaptation, Villeneuve insisted on filming in actual locations, just like the nation of Jordan, and utilizing real areas and bodily units as a lot as potential.
“I feel that Dune is in regards to the ecosystem,” he defined. “I feel that so as to carry Dune to the display screen, I wanted to be as near nature as potential, to make Dune as near us potential. So when folks will see the film, they are going to be as amazed by the facility of the panorama. They are going to be amazed by the great thing about the creatures that we introduced or issues like that… I feel it’s essential that in a unconscious manner they really feel that this world is actual. As a result of the film’s about us. And on the finish of the day, I need the viewers to really feel that deep inside their soul.”
Calling this epic tale of two highly effective households battling over management of a planet, its folks, and its one universe-altering useful resource a “nice human story,” Villeneuve additionally acknowledged that Dune has many undercurrents beneath its floor. The saga touches on parts of science, politics, faith, prophecy, spirituality and human rights, solely set in a far future that’s each superior and feudal.
“You may see it as a strong, however easy journey story,” stated the director. “However it has so many guidelines and so many themes. That’s what makes the e book so wealthy, and we tried to maintain that richness within the motion pictures. It’s at all times tough to decide on one phrase or one particular that means, as a result of it touches on so many parts. However I’d say that it’s about how people must earn our future so as to change the world, and it’s type of a name for motion for us to vary issues, particularly for the youth.”
That youth is represented within the film by Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), the inheritor of the ruling Atreides household who’s thrust into changing into not only a chief for the Fremen — the native folks of the desert planet Arrakis — however probably the embodiment of an historic prophecy that foretells the arrival of a superbeing who can change the course of historical past. However changing into a frontrunner will not be with out its pitfalls, as Paul will finally discover out.