The time has come – the trailer for DUNE has finally arrived.
Written by author Frank Herbert in 1965, Dune is one of the most magnificent science-fiction stories of the 20th century. The title refers to a popular nickname for the planet Arrakis, an inhospitable desert world that also happens to be the universe’s only source of a very rare and important spice. As such, the rule of Arrakis is very contested.
A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.
As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
When the story opens, Arrakis is being given to the noble House Atreides, led by Duke Leto, Oscar Isaac Hernandez whose heir apparent is his only son, Paul Atreides, Timothée Chalamet. Watch the new trailer below:
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Behind the scenes, Denis Villeneuve re-teamed with two-time Oscar-nominated production designer Patrice Vermette (Arrival, Sicario, The Young Victoria), two-time Oscar-nominated editor Joe Walker (Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, 12 Years a Slave), two-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert (First Man, Blade Runner 2049), and Oscar-winning special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer (Blade Runner 2049 ).
He also collaborated for the first time with Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (Lion, Zero Dark Thirty, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story); three-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (The Revenant, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Quills) and co-costume designer Bob Morgan; and stunt coordinator Tom Struthers (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception). Oscar-winning and multiple Oscar-nominated composer Hans Zimmer (Blade Runner 2049, Inception, Gladiator, The Lion King) is creating the score.
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Director Villeneuve shares his take, “You’re using your own sensibility and childhood dreams, while also making sure to stay in the realm of the common dream of everybody.”
Dune was previously adapted as a 1984 movie from director David Lynch, and again as a TV miniseries in 2000.
The film stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name, Little Women), Rebecca Ferguson (Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Oscar Isaac (the Star Wars franchise) Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (Milk, Avengers: Infinity War), Stellan Skarsgård (HBO’s Chernobyl, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Dave Bautista (the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Avengers: Endgame), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, Lady Bird), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming, HBO’s Euphoria), Chang Chen (Mr. Long, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), David Dastmalchian (Blade Runner 2049, The Dark Knight), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Netflix’s Sex Education), with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Assassin’s Creed), with Jason Momoa (Aquaman, HBO’s Game of Thrones), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall).
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and Tenet’s muted box office at theaters, the film is still slated to be released in theaters on December 18, 2020.
SOURCE: Warner Bros.
Jessica Velle is writer from Los Angeles, CA. She focuses on shining a light on culturally diverse stories.