Kyle MacLachlan Talks Lynch’s Dune Legacy and Fallout

Kyle MacLachlan, the actor known for his role as Paul Atreides in the 1984 film adaptation of Dune, expresses excitement about the new iteration of the franchise led by Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 adaptation. The much-acclaimed director’s universe of Dune showcases an impressive assortment of talent, offering a promising future for the series. MacLachlan’s connection to the world of Dune extends beyond his role in the film, as he shares a close working relationship and friendship with the original film’s director, David Lynch.

The first actor to portray Paul Atreides on the big screen, MacLachlan appeared in the 1984 film adaptation directed by Lynch. The portrayal of the same character by Timothee Chalamet in Villenueve’s recent hit films, Dune (2021) and Dune: Part Two (2024), has refocused audiences’ attention on the universe of Dune.

When asked in an interview about the possibility of being a part of Villeneuve’s Dune universe during a discussion about his upcoming series, Fallout, MacLachlan responded:

“You know, I’ve done my Dune work, but I am excited to see what comes. I’ve not seen the second one yet, or the completion of the first book. I love the book. I’ve loved it since I was a little kid. Anytime I can go see something that has anything Dune-related, I will be happy. And I think they did a marvelous job. So, I look forward to seeing it.”

The recent Dune films feature an impressive ensemble cast, including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Stellan Skarsgård. With the announcement of a third film and the success of the previous ones, there’s promise of a bright future for the Dune franchise.

More Than Just Colleagues: Kyle MacLachlan and David Lynch

In his career spanning numerous decades, MacLachlan and director Lynch have collaborated multiple times, starting from the 1984 sci-fi movie Dune to other works such as Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks. They have not only shared a professional relationship but have also formed a close friendship.

Recounting his experiences with Lynch, MacLachlan shared:

“Well, we just have a connection, and I think we really love each other as friends, and we love each other in the working relationship. We have some kind of a balance between us [that is] really effective on screen. I love him dearly, and will be forever grateful to him because of his belief in me, and casting me in two really important things, three really important things actually in my life.”

MacLachlan’s next role will be in Fallout, a post-apocalyptic drama series set in a future, post-nuclear decimation Los Angeles. This series is based on the popular video game franchise of the same name, and citizens must try to maintain their existence in underground bunkers to protect themselves from radioactive exposure, mutants, and bandits. Fallout is slated to premiere on Amazon Prime on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024, at 9PM ET / 6PM PT.

Wrapping Up

With a rich career spanning many interesting projects and collaborations, Kyle MacLachlan’s excitement for the new take on Dune and his warm reminiscence of his work with David Lynch remind us of the enduring relationships and passion involved in story-telling. To follow along with MacLachlan’s journey and catch more intriguing content, visit HitPlay.

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