When Dune coming to theaters and HBO Max on October 22, it promises to be a visually stunning film on an epic scale. The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve and tells the story of the young Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) on a hero’s journey. To help him along the way, his mentor Gurney Halleck is played by Josh Brolin and Stilgar, a Fremen leader who also provides his help, played by Javier Bardem.
Brolin and Bardem spoke Screen Rant about being a part of the epic sci-fi movie and what’s coming in Klit 2.
Screen Rant: How does this moment feel? Do you feel like you’re part of something historical, or has it not sunk in yet for you?
Javier Bardem: Oh no. I mean, it’s a movie, and it’s a movie that people will hopefully like. I think their reaction here [at the Venice International Film Festival] was very good and I think Denis has done a great job. You just put your little thing in it to try to help tell the story, but to think that you are part of something big or unique is too much thinking.
Josh Brolin: But if you feel it? Store! It’s all for the audience, whatever they get from it.
When we made No Country [For Old Men], people kept asking us, “Was there a feeling you were doing something really wonderful?” No. If anything, we thought no one would see it. You know what I mean? In that collaborative place, you just do the work and you’re in that bubble.
But to see this reaction that we have had in the last two days is quite great.
When does it hit? To No land for old men, when did it hit?
Javier Bardem: I think it went big when it opened in the US and then we started getting all this recognition and these awards, and this life and reaction from people.
It’s funny, I saw the movie from a different perspective than what I saw in the beginning. Then I start to understand what they saw and I saw a little bit what they saw. Before I did not see it; I watched my own movie.
Josh Brolin: Yes, you see yourself and things you do. You’re like, “Why did they choose that?” or “Why did you do it that way?” or whatever. Vanity gets in the way, you know what I mean? That’s why it’s fun to see other people.
I knew when I saw this that Denis was doing something very special. Because he’s a special director, and he’s been there a while. I made Sicario with him and I thought Sicario was amazing. I thought the arrival was fantastic. I’m a big fan of him; we are both his big fans.
When you have people working on this who are all at the top of their game, you know it’s not going to get bad. But when you have a reaction like we had the other night, you go, “Oh, so they get it.”
We know it Dune will be divided into two parts. Do you have an idea of what is to come? Because Denis told us it was just another appetizer Part 2.
Javier Bardem: Really? It is well.
Josh Brolin: I know we have a lot of things in part two. We have nothing in this first film, but we have many things in part two.
Javier Bardem: As we heard.
Josh Brolin: As we heard. That’s what we’ve heard.
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