Hans Zimmer to score Dennis Villeneuve’s film adaption of iconic sci-fi novel Dune

Hans Zimmer is set to score Dennis Villeneuve’s film adaptation of the iconic sci-fi novel Dune. The French Canadian director has recently become renowned for his films Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival.

The highly-anticipated flick, which just started production yesterday, is to be released in November 2020, 55 years after American author Frank Herbert published the novel.

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Hans Zimmer is set to score Dennis Villeneuve’s 2020 film adaptation of Dune, a sci-fi novel originally written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965.

The cast of the upcoming film includes Timothy Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Eric Roth. It’s not Villeneuve and Zimmer’s first time working together either; the pair played director and composer to Blade Runner 2049.

Dune is revered as one of the most influential sci-fi books of all time. Back in January of last year in an interview with FANDOM,  Villeneuve even stated:

“Most of the main ideas of Star Wars are coming from Dune so it’s going to be a challenge to (tackle) this. The ambition is to do the Star Wars movie I never saw. In a way, it’s Star Wars for adults. We’ll see.”

Read the movie synopsis here:

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.”

“As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.”