Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet reflect on their new film “Dune”

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ZENDAYA as Chani in Warner Bros. Pictures and the action adventure from Legendary Pictures ‘DUNE’, a Warner Bros. release. Pictures. © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

As part of the deployment of the science fiction film “Dune“, Based on the 1965 novel, Warner Brother Productions gave the opportunity to future college journalists to have a round table with the actors Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet.

“Dune” follows the life of Paul Atreides, played by Chalamet, as he navigates to his greatest destiny while traveling to a dangerous planet to protect his family and people. He must learn to overcome his fears in order to survive.

The role of Chani is played by Zendaya. Although her role is small, her overwhelming fan base has always drawn attention to the film. Zendaya also expressed her experience of growing up and being called an “old soul”. She describes Chani as being wise and mature beyond her years, just like her.

Oscar nominated director Denis Villeneuve is directing this next film. His previous work consists of “Prisoners”, “Blade Runner 2049” and “Arrival”. The actors who worked alongside Villeneuve in previous productions had nothing but great things to say. Villeneuve is often credited for his ability to create intimate moments at times when big events are happening on the outskirts.

“I only worked on a movie of this size, and I just got lucky with Denny,” Chalamet said. “As much as I would like to say we kept an eye on that (emotion), which we were, but at the end of the day I think it was Denny who kept an eye on the huge scale of production so much.” . than individual artists.

Although Chalamet had already auditioned for Villeneuve’s film “Prisonniers” in 2013 and was not selected, he assured reporters at the university that he was delighted to be working on this film.

“I was lucky to be in this [film]. I fell in love with the book, saw the cast that was being put together. Also, to get down to work on a film of this size, ”said Chalamet. “In a way, everything was attractive about it [movie]. I really couldn’t point out anything that seemed like a natural deterrent in this event. “

Because the novel came out in the 1960s, many younger generations were not exposed to Paul’s story in “Dune”. Emma Chang, screenwriter for The Michigan Daily at the University of Michigan, asked the actors what they hope the film will bring to the new, younger generation and what they hope to get out of it.

“This book didn’t come out when we were young, and yet it still remains relevant today about fighting for what is socially right, what is environmentally right, standing up for groups that are easily oppressed.” and who don’t have the agency to fight back, Chalamet said.

Zendaya also shared with reporters at the university some other takeaways that she hopes younger viewers will see while watching the film.

“The [are] so much that you can get out of it, that idea of ​​having to tuck into shoes you’re not ready yet and then grow a little bit faster, ”Zendaya said. “This sense of responsibility. I think we all face it and what is the right thing to do.

When older literature surfaces in a conversation with young people, it can easily be titled “dated”. Some of the underlying themes of “Dune” can be instantly applied to the modern life of a young adult trying to navigate his life in unprecedented territory.

Gina Correa, one of the coordinators of the roundtable experiment, asked Chalamet and Zendaya to explain how the journey of Atreides parallels what a student can begin.

“I think the character (Paul) that we meet at the start of the film is a young man who struggles with his identity and struggles with who he is, how he is in the world and who he is, not just for himself- same but loved ones, “Chalamet said.” I think that’s something we all struggle with at this age as we find out who we are. “

TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET as Paul Atreides in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures “DUNE,” a Warner Bros. release. Pictures. © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)

“Dune” is the perfect cinematic blend of maturity, bringing an appreciation of literature and science fiction. For most of the advanced effects in the film, the directors choose to use green screens. Chalamet and Zendaya explain how their filming experience contrasts with this as they are actually traveling abroad while taking on these roles.

“I think I only had two scenes using a green screen this time around,” Chalamet said. “Rather if it was in Jordan or Abu Dhabi, I could even be in Norway the last few days to shoot some of the even older scenes. It was like a constant process inspired by everything that was going on around, besides the costume designs. “

“Dune” will be available in theaters around the world on October 22, 2021 and can also be streamed on HBO Max.

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