Director Denis Villeneuve is trying anyway.
The Oscar-nominated filmmaker, who previously helmed Arrival and Blade Runner, promised that his Dune will be a more faithful take on the source material than other adaptations, and he’s assembled an all-star cast to make it a reality.
Josh Brolin, who is currently menacing the Avengers as Thanos, will play lead character Paul Atreides’ mentor, Gurney Halleck.
Star Wars veteran Oscar Isaac will trade his X-Wing for a sandworm as Paul’s father, Duke Leto Atreides.
And Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, is in talks to play Duncan Idaho, the only character to appear in all six of Herbert’s Dune novels.
They’ll join Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name, Beautiful Boy), who will star in Dune as Paul Atreides, the nobleman-turned-messiah and the head of an interstellar uprising.