Dune: Kyle MacLachlan Offers Advice to Reboot Star Timothee Chalamet


With pre-production well underway on Denis Villeneuve's upcoming adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel Dune, actor Kyle MacLachlan -- who starred the 1984 original adaptation -- has some advice for the reboot's new lead.

While appearing on Buzzfeed News' AM to DM, MacLachlan provided some cheeky advice to new star Timothee Chalamet.

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"Go easy on the spice," MacLachlan joked. In the novel and film, Dune's society centered on an interplanetary spice trade that has become a popular drug.

On a more serious note, MacLachlan revealed himself as a genuine fan of the 1965 original novel by Frank Herbert and wished Villeneuve and the cast and crew luck in adapting the classic story.

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"It’s a challenging piece of material to try to bring to the screen, so I wish him luck with that," MacLachlan said to the Blade Runner 2049 director. "If anyone can do it, he’ll do a great job. He’s a great filmmaker."

Directed and co-written by Denis Villeneuve, Dune stars Timothee Chalamet, Stellan Skarsgard, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Rampling and Dave Bautista. The film currently does not have an announced release date.

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