The first trailer for Dune is action packed and shows Timothée Chalamet shrouded in his own destiny.
Dune is an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s bestselling novel by the same name. Directing the film is Denis Villeneuve who describes it as “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.”
Villeneuve went all out when casting the film. Just a handful of the notable names who you will see on screen are Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
Check out the trailer below:
Villeneuve is no stranger to making films of high acclaim and is known for his past projects like Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, and Sicario, which all received multiple Oscar nominations. After reading the book Dune, Villeneuve became obsessed with the story and bringing it to life. This is just the start of a massive world he is creating, it has already been revealed that he’s splitting Dune into two parts and that work on the sequel has begun. HBO Max has announced that it will be the home of a Dune prequel series.
In an interview about his time on set, Chalamet spoke of the effort to make the story feel as real as possible. Only two scenes in the entire film used a green screen. The rest are all practical effects and filmed on location.
This isn’t the first time the famed novel has been adapted for the screen. Its predecessors are the 1984 original film and a 2000 television series. Although, those two adaptations have made fans of the book say it is unadaptable.
Dune is scheduled for release on December 18, though there are rumors it may be pushed to 2021.