We are pretty darn excited to report that Game of Thrones language builder David J. Peterson is currently working on Legendary Pictures upcoming Dune adaptation for Oscar nominated director Denis Villeneuve.
Peterson created the spoken languages of Dothraki and High Valyrian on the hit HBO series, and we're pretty glad he'll be [theoretically] building Azhar for the Bene Gesserit or Chakobsa for the Fremen (among others) . He also just spoke with i09 about the project.
"I asked [the studio before the interview], especially because it seemed like every day you're jumping on Twitter and, 'Oh this person is working on Dune.' I'm like, 'Can I say I'm working on Dune?' They said, 'Yeah you can say you're working on Dune, but you can't say anything about what you're doing.' I will say this: It's more than one thing."
This film cannot come soon enough, as >this< reporter can't stop doing freaking Colbert grabby hands anytime news comes out about it.
Two-time Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet will star as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica Atreides, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides, Josh Brolinas Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Harkonnen, Zendeya as Chani, Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, David Dastmcalchian as Piter De Vries, Chang Chen as Dr. Yueh, and Dave Bautista as The Beast Raban Harkonnen. Hans Zimmer will be composing the score.
Set on the planet Arrakis, we find ourselves exploring the story of two warring galactic royal families House Atreides and House Harkonnen. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated, his son Paul and wife Lady Jessica escape only to be adopted by the Fremen, who becomes Paul's personal army against the Harkonnen as he develops powers from the spice, a substance that extends life and powers interstellar travel. A tangled web of royal intrigue is revealed with the Emperor and other cosmic powers pulling the strings while attempting to erase house Atreides.
Dune is set to hit theaters on November 20th, 2020.