HOLLYWOOD – Daniel Day-Lewis is to come out of retirement to cameo as a Sandworm in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune.
“Daniel is taking method acting to a new level”, said Villeneuve:
He began preparing for the role around a year ago by burying himself in his garden and living like a common earthworm. Unfortunately he was attacked and swallowed by a Crow on day four but after we shot the Crow and recovered him, it only took a few days of bed rest and he was back at work.
Villeneuve went on to say that audiences are going to be astounded by Day-Lewis’ transformation:
Obviously in order to convincingly play a Sandworm Daniel had to bulk up so he’s been drinking five litres of melted cheese every day for the last six months. It’s not been plain sailing, he’s had several heart attacks and he’s permanently damaged his digestive system but that’s Daniel, he’s willing to put his body on the line for his art.
The Studio Exec attempted to contact Day-Lewis but according to his agent, he’s unavailable for comment:
Daniel is currently fifty-feet below the Sahara desert. We don’t know exactly where at the moment, but I’d like to state for the record that reports of Bedouin tribes being devoured by a giant worm have nothing to do with him. In fact we’re pretty certain it’s Tom Hardy who is preparing to play a worm in the Tremors remake.
Dune will be released later this year.