There is little doubt that Timothée Chalamet is the new Paul Atreides and people are looking forward to seeing him in action this weekend. Amazingly, fans are not the only ones hyped up for the arrival of the new Muad'Dib. Former Dune actor Kyle McLachlan is already excited and can't wait to see Chalamet's performance.
McLachlan's first major film role was as the young Atreides in David Lynch's 1984 adaptation of Dune. It was a star-making role that launched McLachlan's career and there is little doubt this is why he is eager to see what Chalamet will do with the role.
The Twin Peaks star recently tweeted about Dune, sharing his special POP Funko figures of Paul. Interestingly, the tweet features several versions of the character. Check it out below.
"I’m so excited for the new #DuneMovie, introducing Frank Herbert’s novel to a new generation and to see #TimotheeChalamet, ‘walk without rhythm’ and become Muad'dib!" McLachlan wrote.
This isn't the first time that McLachlan has shared his excitement for the new Dune. The Blue Velvet actor has repeatedly stated that he is eager to see the new adaptation. He even offered Chalamet cool advice on how he should handle the role: "Go easy on the spice."
It's great to know that McLachlan is supporting the new Dune as well as the new Paul Atreides. Hopefully, he gets to enjoy the film in theaters this weekend.
But how different is the new Dune film compared to Lynch's version starring McLachlan? Early reviews are stating that Villeneuve's adaptation is true to the source material. Some fans are even claiming that it truly brings Frank Herbert's story to life. Needless to say, we can't wait to experience it in the cinema.
Dune also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem. The film hits theaters and streams on HBO Max on October 22, 2021.
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