Denis Villeneuve Aimed For Dune To Be Approachable, Even If You Didn’t Read The Books

Denis Villeneuve Aimed For Dune To Be Approachable, Even If You Didn’t Read The Books

There’s a very good reason why Dune, one of the most influential sci-fi books of all time, has never had a great adaptation. Basically, it’s just a lot. The story is set across multiple planets; follows several families, factions, and belief systems; and is less about action than it is about persuasion — diplomacy or cunning is favoured over brute strength and violence. When filmmaker Denis Villeneuve sat down to adapt Frank Herbert’s classic for the 21st century, he knew he had several challenges, but making it accessible to a larger audience — so the film would make money — was the biggest one of all.

Somewhere In The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, There’s An Orc That Looks Like Harvey Weinstein

Somewhere In The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, There’s An Orc That Looks Like Harvey Weinstein

Lord of the Rings’ road to blockbuster movie stardom wasn’t all Kingsfoil and bountiful Hobbit luncheons. Peter Jackson’s vision for J.R.R. Tolkien’s vast world was incredibly ambitious, and a point of contention with production studios he attempted to convince to let him bring the fantasy saga to life. One particularly contentious producer in the saga’s history though, lived on in the movie… well, perhaps in an appropriate way.

Everything You Need To Know About Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Everything You Need To Know About Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

As November 23 looms so does the release of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, the fourth expansion for Square’s long-running MMO. We already know it will be the final chapter in the light and dark struggle between the Mothercrystal Hydaelyn and opposing goddess Zodiark. But what else can we expect from the FFXIV Endwalker expansion?

Our Favourite Cosplay From Dragon Con 2021

Our Favourite Cosplay From Dragon Con 2021

It has been over 18 months since we were last able to run a proper cosplay showcase from a major convention, but with vaccines and Covid-safe policies in place, Dragon Con 2021 was able to take place in Atlanta last month.