With filming underway on Denis Villeneuve's star-studded adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 best-selling sci-fi novel, Dune, star Josh Brolin has posted a new photo showing off his preparation for his role as Gurney Halleck in the film.
On Instagram, Brolin showed off his bruised and beaten up forearms as he prepares to become the weapons master to the Atreides family. Along with the photo, Brolin captioned the post with one of Halleck's quotes as spoken to young Paul Atreides. "'What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises — no matter the mood," Brolin wrote. "Mood’s a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It’s not for fighting.' — Frank Herbert, Dune."
Brolin has reportedly landed in Jordan for filming on Dune. That country will likely be used as a stand-in for the desert planet, Arrakis. Filming for Dune will be taking place on location in Jordan, as well as Budapest, Hungary. Gurney Halleck was played by Sir Patrick Stewart in David Lynch's 1984 film adaptation and P. H. Moriarty in both of John Harrison's Dune mini-series, which aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2000 and 2003.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a script he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, Dune stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem, Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Stephen Henderson and Josh Brolin. The first film has a scheduled release date of Nov. 20, 2020.