Oscar Isaac in Talks to Join “Dune” Reboot

Oscar Isaac is in talks to star in the upcoming Dune reboot. 

Should he join, he will star opposite Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, and Charlotte Rampling. Issac is in talks to star as Duke Leto Atreides, which could mean he would play Chalamet’s on-screen father. Ferguson has been cast as Chalamet’s mother, Lady Jessica, while Skarsgard has been cast as the family’s enemy Baron Harkonnen.

The reboot hails from Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 filmmaker Denis Villeneuve. Villeneuve will also co-write the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. 

The reboot is a big-screen adaptation to the 1965 science-fiction novel by Frank Herbert. The first (failed) attempt, however, to adapt the novel belongs to director Alejandro Jodorowsky in the ‘70s. A successful attempt came in 1984 from David Lynch. The most recent adaptation came in 2000 in the form of a mini-series for SyFy.