Timothee Chalamet Recalls Struggles During ‘Dune’ Remake Filming in Jordan Desert

Director Denis Villeneuve, in the meantime, admits that his latest adaptation of Frank Herbert’s book is ‘by far the most difficult thing’ he has done in his life.

AceShowbizTimothee Chalamet struggled to shoot the new “Dune” remake in the heat of the Jordan desert.

Images of the actor in character as Paul Atreides have been released by Vanity Fair and Timothee tells the magazine there were nights he couldn’t sleep because it was so hot.

“I remember going out of my room at 2am, and it being probably 100 degrees,” he recalls. “The shooting temperature was sometimes 120 degrees. They put a cap on it out there, if it gets too hot. I forget what the exact number is, but you can’t keep working.”

Meanwhile, director Denis Villeneuve claims the sci-fi epic is the most difficult thing he’s ever put together.

“I would not agree to make this adaptation of the book with one single movie,” the “Blade Runner 2049” filmmaker tells Vanity Fair. “The world is too complex. It’s a world that takes its power in details.”

“It’s a book that tackles politics, religion, ecology, spirituality – and with a lot of characters. I think that’s why it’s so difficult. Honestly, it’s by far the most difficult thing I’ve done in my life.”

The latest adaptation of Frank Herbert’s book, also featuring Zendaya Coleman, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac and “No Country for Old Men” castmates Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin, is scheduled to hit cinemas on December 18.

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