'Dune' Director Denis Villeneuve Talks Sandworms And IMAX Screens

Dune director Denis Villeneuve in a shot from an interview on ReelBlend
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Dune (starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya) is finally here. Director Denis Villeneuve joins us to discuss his new, star-studded sci-fi epic, shooting on IMAX, making the film to please his twelve-year-old self, scenes that he’d love to show Frank Herbert, the brilliance of Roger Deakins, and his work on Blade Runner 2049 and so much more. 

On this week’s show, we have both spoiler-free and spoiler-filled reviews of the Dune. Note the timestamps below to be sure not to spoil yourself. But really just go watch Dune and come hang out with us after while we discuss!

We also touch on some of the big news of the past week including Disney delaying much of its release slate spanning the next two years. And, IATSE reached an agreement with the AMPTP effectively avoiding a shutdown of the industry, and making way for better pay and more humane working conditions for production crews, for now. 

Timestamps (Approx. Only)

  • 00:04:14 - Weekly Poll
  • 00:08:18 - Denis Villeneuve Interview
  • 00:33:27 - IATSE Avoids Strike
  • 00:34:49 - Disney Delays Their Release Slate
  • 00:44:19 - This Week In Movies
  • 00:45:13 - Dune Spoiler-Free Review
  • 00:58:57 - Dune Spoiler Review
  • 01:19:31 - Our Favorite Denis Villeneuve Movies
  • 01:30:46 - Outro

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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.