Hans Zimmer Has Plenty of Ideas for Dune Score, Wants to ‘Do Justice to the Book’

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Hans Zimmer Has Plenty of Ideas for Dune Score, Wants to ‘Do Justice to the Book’

Hans Zimmer is hard at work on the Dune score. How do we know? Because he’s apparently driving people bananas with his ideas.

“Right now I’m in the middle of making these sounds,” Zimmer told Variety. “I just have these ideas, and it’s like this every day. I’m doing all these experiments, and I have no idea if any of them will ever really end up in the movie. But we are so dedicated, trying to do something different, to do solid and honorable work, and do justice to the book.”

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The Academy Award-winning composer then revealed that the project has rekindled his enthusiasm for his job — almost a bit too much it seems.

“I’m driving everybody crazy on Dune because I’m so full of ideas. And it’s Denis, you know? He lets me be part of this world. It’s totally and utterly inspiring, and it’s great people I get to work with – scrap the word ‘work,’ it’s great people I get to play with.”

The star-studded cast includes Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible — Fallout) and Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) in leading roles. The film will also feature Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far From Home) Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men), Stellan Skarsgard (Thor: The Dark World), Charlotte Rampling (The Night Porter) and Josh Brolin (Avengers: Endgame).

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Villeneuve is best known for directing Blade Runner 2049 as well as Sicario. Though Dune will likely resemble the former film more than the latter, both display the sort of experience directing arid, desolate locales that a fan would want in their Dune director, considering a sizable chunk of the story takes place on a desert planet.

Dune is currently set to be released in theaters on December 18, 2020.