The man responsible for creating the Dothraki and Valyrian languages in Game of Thrones is officially joining the Dune reboot.
During a recent interview with iO9, expert language builder David Peterson revealed that he’s involved in the Denis Villeneuve‘s reboot of the 1984 science fiction classic, but at this point in time, that’s all he’s at liberty to share.
“I asked [the studio before the interview], especially because it seemed like every day you’re jumping on Twitter and, ‘Oh this person is working on Dune.’ I’m like, ‘Can I say I’m working on Dune?’ They said, ‘Yeah you can say you’re working on Dune, but you can’t say anything about what you’re doing.”
Luckily for us, Peterson went on to reveal this little tidbit, “I will say this: It’s more than one thing.”
For those unfamiliar with Frank Herbert’s Dune series, the two main languages are Galach and Chakobsa, although Galach has always been portrayed as English. Chakobsa, on the other hand, is a hunting language spoken by the Fremen of Arrakis. Judging by Peterson’s statement, it would appear he’ll be creating more than one language, which opens the door for both the secret language of Azhar and Islamiyet might be included in the film as well.
Dune stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Stephen Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem, and opens in November of 2020.