The spice must flow, as must stunning images of the
And now, as we get ever closer to
And why not jump ahead to look at the villain of our story? One Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård). As the head of the Harkonnen family, the Baron has it in for the Atreides. He knows whoever controls the spice, controls the universe, and the Baron isn’t ready to relinquish that power to the Atreides. While we’re talking about the Baron, let’s get to know more of his dastardly crew: Beast Rabban (Dave Bautista) and Piter De Vries (David Dastmalchian). The Beast, also known as Glossu Rabban Harkonnen, is the Baron’s nephew. As you can guess by the nickname, he’s brutal. In the book, he earned that nickname by killing his father. De Vries is a Mentat, sadist, and all around not great person.
Yet another key figure in
Below, we have Paul’s parents: Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) and Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson). The latter is one of the Bene Gesserit, an organization focused on controlling bloodlines and power throughout the
Going back to the desert and the Fremen, we have Stilgar (Javier Bardem). A leader of the Fremen, he becomes a mentor of sorts to Paul. Stilgar’s big on tough love.
Growing up in the household of a Duke means certain luxuries. A young Paul has multiple teachers to instruct him not only in academia, but fighting and worldly know-how. First up, Gurney Halleck (Josh Brolin), known as a warrior poet. He gives Paul lessons about the planets and politics in the
Next: Liet Kynes (Sharon Duncan-Brewster). In the book, Kynes serves as Arrakis’ Imperial Planetologist. She helps the Atreides get settled and understand the ecology of the desert planet. But something’s happening beyond the surface…
Dr. Yueh (Chang Chen) is the Atreides family’s personal physician. He’s earned Duke Leto’s trust, Lady Jessica vents to him sometimes. And he has a big role to play…
To round out the posters, behold Reverend Mother Mohiam (Charlotte Rampling). An important figure in the Bene Gesserit, Mohiam has close ties to Lady Jessica. She administers the Gom Jabbar test to Paul. Do not recommend messing with her.
These characters depict the story’s key players. So many come together in this story of one young man’s chose one quest.