What do Dune and Harry Potter have in common? Quite a bit according to Timothée Chalamet.
In an interview with Deadline, the Dune star spoke about his upcoming film, which is set to play at this year’s Venice Festival.
During the interview, the actor noted the similarities that he thinks Dune and the Harry Potter franchise share.
Dune and Harry Potter both impacted a generation, says Chalamet
First published in 1965, and written by Frank Herbert, Dune is one of the most influential novels in history.
It has spawned quite a few adaptations, including a version by David Lynch.
Anticipation is building ahead of the version that’s set to be directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Talking about Dune‘s impact on pop culture, Chalamet said:
There’s so much love and strength of feeling. And so much of our pop culture and films and books have been derived from Dune, and all the philosophy in the book.
Speaking about how lots of people have a deep connection to Herbert’s novel, Chalamet linked to the series of novels about a boy wizard:
I’ve been shocked to learn how many people have a next-level connection to the book. I compare it to how our generation grew up with Harry Potter, and that one makes sense to me.
Both novels have all encompassing worlds and lore behind them, with a young male lead at the center of them both.
Furthermore, they are both indeed adored by millions of fans around the world.
So it’s understandable that Chalamet would make that connection.
Dune is set to to be released in cinemas on October 21 in the UK, and October 22 in the USA.
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