Coronavirus lockdowns have forced us into our homes. But this has been a time of reflection and discovery for us as individuals as well as a society. Amidst growing concern for the health of our fellow people, once in a while, we receive an update that makes us excited for the future. Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa has just shared one such development. It’s a peek into his upcoming sci-fi film, Dune, slated to release on December 18, 2020. And it looks like a breathtaking adventure.
Jason shared quite a few pictures on his Instagram, introducing us to the many characters of the film. Vanity Fair originally released the photos offering an inside look at the one of a kind story. “Honored to be a part of Denis Villeneuve’s new film Dune. I play Duncan Idaho – What Denis has created is pretty damn special,” Jason wrote. Check out all the pictures in his post, below:
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Honored to be part of Denis Villeneuve’s new film Dune. I play Duncan Idaho -What Denis has created is pretty damn special and since the film isn’t in theaters until December 18 @vanityfair is sharing the first look at the world he and the team created. Much love to the cast and crew that I got to work with on this project. Excited for this one. #dunemovie BADASS CAST @dunemovie @wbpictures @legendary @vanityfair @tchalamet @joshbrolin @zendaya @officialrebeccaferguson @shazdb @davebautista @dastmalchian Denis Oscar Javier Chang and Stellan – time to join Instagram!! Aloha j
The director, Denis Villeneuve has adapted Frank Herbert’s famous science fiction novel, Dune, published in 1965. Denis has earlier directed other sci-fi films like Arrival and Blade Runner 2049.
Momoa further wrote warm words for the team of the film. “Much love to the cast and crew that I got to work with on this project. Excited for this one.” The story is a battle for control over the desert-wasteland planet, Arrakis. Not for the planet itself, but due to a valuable resource that’s mined from here; melange or “the spice”. It’s a drug that gives immense abilities to the mind which enables space travel and prolonged life. But the dusty catch lies in the fact that the planet is inhospitable to life, and “the spice” is protected by giant sandworms. House Atreides faces imminent danger from the House Harkonnen who are political rivals. Hence, it’s a coming-of-age tale with strong political, religious, and ecological undertones; it’s said to have set the stage for modern blockbusters like Star Wars and Game of Thrones.
Dune has a stellar cast set in an interstellar backdrop. Timothée Chalamet stars as Paul, a young man who is the heir to House Atreides. Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Paul’s parents. Jason Momoa plays Duncan Idaho and Josh Brolin plays Gurney Halleck, both of whom are warriors defending and training Paul. Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Dr. Liet Kynes, an ecologist from Arrakis. Stellan Skarsgård is Baron Vladimir, the leader of House Harkonnen. Javier Bardem and Zendaya play Stilgar and Chani, members of the native Fremen tribe of Arrakis. Dave Bautista stars as Glossu Rabban, a cruel Harkonnen loyal. We hope the fans of the novel would easily identify the characters.
Many people have made attempts at adapting Dune for the big and small screen; albeit they haven’t really been successful. Produced by WarnerBros, the latest film will only cover half of the novel and the next half will be told in a second movie. It seems to be a good strategy to tackle a narrative as complex as Dune. We wish the team well and hope to see a spectacle. Moreover, we can’t help but notice the exciting work that Jason Momoa’s doing lately.
What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments section below.
Emilia Clarke shines in a raw avatar in the latest trailer of her film Above Suspicion
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you must have built an image of the cast of the show within their specific character frames. It becomes really hard to separate the actor from the character once you’ve seen them do a good job in a particular story. But it’s always pleasantly surprising to watch these actors perform roles which are very different from what we’ve seen. In that spirit, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) is sure to catch you off guard with the latest trailer of her movie, Above Suspicion. It’s a thriller based on a true story that shook the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) in the late 1980s. The movie which first released in June 2019 is available on-demand via disc and digital platforms from July 13, 2020, in the UK. Read on to find out more.
Emilia Clarke plays Susan Smith, a local young woman in a small town in Kentucky, USA. Her troubled life has had its share of abuses and lack of love. Jack Huston plays Mark Putnam; a newly married FBI agent who’s come to the town to nab a serial bank robber. Susan’s own involvement with the underworld circles and her fascination for Mark guides her to become an informant for the FBI. Thus follows a dangerous affair that leads to a disaster for both and a scandal for the FBI; finally culminating in the first-ever murder conviction of an FBI agent. The movie follows the events from a nonfiction novel of the same name by Joe Sharkey; a former New York Times columnist. It also stars Sophie Lowe and Johnny Knoxville in key roles.
The critics have praised the against-the-grain casting of Emilia Clarke; whose bold performance brought out the human side of Susan with equal amounts of gusto and vulnerability. However, Chris Gerolmo’s screenplay and Philip Noyce’s direction has been a mixed bag for most; hitting through its gloomy pull and settings but missing a few beats with the narrative. The trailer walks us through a straight path to ruin through desperation and betrayal; marked by a beyond-the-grave voiceover of Susan Smith. Although the mother of dragons from GoT and Susan are quite different in their attitudes, both find themselves in a world where affection and validation from others (especially males) bring chaos.
So, what are your thoughts about the trailer and the film? Do tell us in the comments section below.
Kerry Ingram re-enacts Shireen’s death on TikTok and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s magazine cover on Instagram
All of us who have the liberty and luxury of self-isolating are trying to stay calm and centered through this tragedy. Coronavirus is affecting our people badly, but there’s little we can do at this moment. We can help those near to us but the news on the television screens is disturbing. Trying to escape the gloom, every now and then, we get a frivolous urge to wander around and indulge in the activities of our favorite celebrities. Game of Thrones stars are keeping themselves connected to the fans through social media. Kerry Ingram (Shireen Baratheon) recently posted a TikTok video on her twitter account that might remind you of Shireen’s death; while Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) posted a magazine cover he’s on for the April/May edition of 2020. Read on to find out more.
So I made this tik tok but turns out 99% of my followers on there aren’t GoT fans, so I’ll post it here for you guys😂 too soon? pic.twitter.com/p3rHqHE8Is
— Kerry Ingram-Kelly (@Kerry_Ingram) May 10, 2020
Kerry posted a TikTok video with a GoT reference on twitter; as she felt her followers on TikTok aren’t really familiar with Game of Thrones. “So I made this tik tok but turns out 99% of my followers on there aren’t GoT fans, so I’ll post it here for you guys,” she captioned it.
The video is in keeping with the ongoing trend of making a pose from one of your childhood photos and then showing that particular photo; meanwhile, the track “I’m Just a Kid” by Simple Plan plays in the background. The young actress who melted our hearts in GoT enters into the frame with the wooden stag that Ser Davos had gifted Shireen. She chose Shireen’s screaming pose from the time when she was about to burn to death. It’s not a fun memory to be reminded of, especially during these times of chaos and panic.
Nikolaj, on the other hand, featured on the cover of Haute Living, a lifestyle magazine, for the April/May months’ edition. “Thanks @hauteliving. Had a lot of fun doing this story,” he wrote on the Instagram post.
The shoot took place before the coronavirus lockdowns kicked in. The Danish actor wondered how quickly times have changed and it’s a whole new world now. “We did this shoot only a few months ago. Now it seems like in some parallel universe,” he further wrote. It certainly doesn’t feel like a familiar space anymore since people are facing problems that we couldn’t have imagined.
The cases of infection are still building up rapidly. With more than 4.6 million infected cases and 308,000 deaths, things do not look good. We hope the governments and the media take stock of the people who are suffering without food and shelter. It’s not just coronavirus that kills!
What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments section below.
Watch Game of Thrones stars Jacob Anderson and Aidan Gillen shine in music videos
They say if you have the talent make the most of it. Well, some of our favorite actors from Game of Thrones are a talented bunch and they are making the most of it. Did you know Jacob Anderson is also known as Raleigh Ritchie? Also, did you know that Aidan Gillen has been part of a music video? Truth is stranger than fiction my dear friends, so read on to find out more!
As per NME, Anderson a.k.a Grey Worm of Thrones has released a new song called Aristocrats and also gave out the details of his next album Andy. What’s interesting is Anderson has been making music under his monicker, Raleigh Ritchie, and is slowly but surely climbing up the charts. Check out his latest song!
Anderson has been garnering a lot of views for his videos as well, one of his songs has so far fetched 8.4 million views! Check out the video!
Speaking about his latest album, Anderson said:
“Andy’ is a little wink to myself. It’s saying, ‘This is you speaking right now, this is you saying what you have to say.”
He also mentioned that through this song he was trying to explore Britain’s history in his own way. He said:
“British history is complicated, especially as a POC. [H]istory is everything, it’s what we learn from to help us build our future. In school, I didn’t learn much about British history aside from the country’s victories and a version of some of its atrocities. Sometimes it’s a confusing place, and although I love my country, I don’t always feel loved by it.”
Well, we found ‘Ritchie’ really talented and wish him a lot of success with his next outing. Speaking of, remember our tricky ‘Littlefinger’ of Thrones. Well, the amazingly talented Aidan Gillen too has taken part in a music video and it has left us rather inquisitive.
As per Evening Express, Gillen stars in a new music video of Irish post-punk band Fontaines DC. Gillen has been a huge fan of their work and so it must have been great to be part of their new video. Quite curiously, Gillen plays the character of a host in the video and we leave it up to you to decide if he succeeded in the new avatar. Check out the video!
Phew! That was interesting, wasn’t it? Who knew all these fabulous actors had so many shades within them? We hope you liked the videos and let’s continue to support them in these turbulent times. We all need something to cling on to don’t we?
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