Warner Bros debuts trailer for Dune
In 1984 David Lynch brought Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel to life with Dune. The film failed to succeed at the box office, but over time has found its fans. There have been talks of a new film outside of the 2000 SyFy Channel mini-series made for years, but looked like it might never happen. That is until visionary director of Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival Dennis Villeneuve stepped in and it’s finally getting its release this year.
Dune 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.
The cast of DUNE includes Timothée Chalamet's as Paul Atreides, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Stellan Skarsgard as the villainous Baron Harkonnen, Dave Bautista as his sadistic nephew, Glossu "Beast" Rabban, Charlotte Rampling as the Reverend Mother Mohiam, the emperor's truthsayer, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, a troubadour-swordsman, Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, a swordmaster in the house of Atreides, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, the leader of the Fremen, Zendaya as Chani, a Fremen who becomes a love interest to Paul Atreides, and David Dastmalchian as Piter De Vries, a twisted Mentat.
This film is part of a planned two part story with this first film covering the first half of the book and the proposed sequel to cover the rest. It is said to still be a standalone film with places to go and expand so that the film would stand on its own.
While we still have to wait until December 18, 2020 to see this new take on the fan favorite property, you can check out the first trailer here now from Warner Bros.