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Dune: Jason Momoa talks about the extended edition of the film, which lasts from 4 to 6 hours

While fans of Frank Herbert and the director Danis Villeneuve are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Dune in theaters, Jason Momoa, one of the many Hollywood stars featured in the film, is already thinking about an extended edition of the film.

Is there an extended edition of Dune?

In a recent interview with the NY Times, Momoa hinted that the version of the film that we will see in theaters is only a small part of all the film shot by the Canadian director, which we know will last 155 minutes.

Little thing if we think that, as explained by the actor himself, an extended version of the film (which we do not know if it is a preliminary version of the montage or a true and proper extended edition) has a duration ranging from 4 to 6 hours.

It was a great movie to watch on the big screen”Said Momoa during the interview. “And do you know what they have to do? Distribute the 4/6 hour version of the first part. We need to be able to watch the 4/5 hour film as if it were a television series; I want to choose when to see it all in one go“.

Dune texture and details

Set on the planet Arrakis, we find ourselves exploring the story of two warring galactic royal families, the House of Atreides and the House of Harkonnen. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated, his son Paul and wife Jessica escape only to be saved by the Fremen, who become Paul’s personal army against the Harkonnen as they develop powers from the spice, a substance that extends life and makes possible the interstellar travel. A tangled web of royal intrigue is revealed as the Emperor and other cosmic powers attempt to wipe out the house of Atreides.

The protagonist will be Timothée Chalamet, in the role of Paul Atreides. Her mother, Lady Jessica, will be played by Rebecca Ferguson. Duke Leto will have the face of Oscar Isaac, flanked by loyal Gurney Halleck and Duncan Idaho played by Josh Brolin And Jason Mamoa. Zendaya instead it will be Chani, a mysterious Fremen girl who will capture Paul’s interest; the girl’s Fremen tribe will be led by Javier Bardem, in the guise of Stilgar. The main antagonists will be Stellan Skarsgård, the evil Baron Harkonnen, and Dave Bautista, in the guise of his nephew Rabban.

Denis Villeneuve he directed Dunes and co-wrote the script with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth, based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. The film is produced by Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve, Cale Boyter And Joe Caracciolo, Jr. Executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt And Kim Herbert.

The film will hit US theaters (and on HBO Max) on October 22nd. In the Italian ones we will be able to see it in cinemas starting from the next one September 16.

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