The 25-year-old actor stars as Paul Atreides in the 54-year-old director’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s cult sci-fi classic, and the ‘Wonka’ star teased that there are various moments throughout. throughout the film that feel as if they belonged to an epic film like the successful Peter Jackson trilogy based on the JRR Tolkien fantasy novel, while other scenes are more “intimate”.
In an interview with The Independent, Timothy said: “That’s my impression.
“It looks like an arthouse film at times; it looks like a show like “Lord of the Rings” at times; and then sometimes, one way or another, it feels intimate too.
Gallery: Wasn’t he good enough to play 007? You won’t believe the actors who turned down James Bond! (BANG Showbiz)
Shaken but not agitated …
Denis added in the joint interview with other cast members – including Javier Bardem – that he blocks out all influences and tries to “stay true” to the “spirit” of the book.
He said: “So many people stole it and took it… I understand. It is such an inspiring masterpiece.
“The only way to handle this is to go back to the book. I kept the book very close to me and tried to stay true to its spirit.
“The influences in the film are not science fiction influences. I tried to go back to the visions I had as a child when I read the book, and stay true to those visions.
The filmmaker recently admitted that “Dune” might not have been made if Timothy hadn’t agreed to play Paul, as they didn’t have a “plan B” to pick another actor as their character.
Denis knocked back: “We said, ‘It’s Timothy [Chalamet]. ‘ We didn’t have a plan B. Honestly, if he had said no, I don’t know what I would have done. There might not be a ‘Dune’. “