Roger Deakins Won’t Be Working on Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune,’ Greig Fraser to Shoot

Roger Deakins Won’t Be Working on Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune,’ Greig Fraser to Shoot
One of the most highly anticipated upcoming tentpoles officially has a cinematographer attached: Greig Fraser is set to work with Denis Villeneuve on his ambitious “Dune” remake. The “Arrival” director is planning a two-part movie. Variety’s awards editor Kris Tapley broke the news, and IndieWire has confirmed the hiring with Fraser’s representatives.

The “Dune” news is notable since it means Villeneuve won’t be working with longtime collaborator Roger Deakins. Deakins has been a staple of Villeneuve’s American film career, having shot “Prisoners,” “Sicario,” and “Blade Runner 2049.” The cinematographer was Oscar nominated for all his Dp efforts on Villeneuve-directed films, and he won the Oscar for Best Cinematography for his work on “2049.”

Filming “Dune” is Greig Fraser, himself an Oscar nominee for his work on Garth Davis’ directorial debut “Lion.” Fraser’s additional credits include “Mary Magdalene,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Foxcatcher,” and “Zero Dark Thirty,
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