After long waits, the first trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the film Dune is finally presented. It has an almost unbelievably star-studded cast – there’s everyone from Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet to Jason Momoa and Oscar Isaac – with awesome set design and, yes, giant sandworms. But it’s also based on a classic sci-fi novel that’s very difficult to adapt to the big screen.
This strange feeling? This is how new films are excited again.
Now that theaters are slowly reopening (but not in replacement York or most of California, and that’s 100% fine with me), the studios are releasing trailers again to promote their planned releases for 2020 and beyond. . Today we finally have the first trailer for a new shoot of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel “The Dunes”.
The story centers on the desert planet Arakis, also known as the sand dunes, which has become the primary site of the struggle for galactic power – it is the only source of the necessary spice blend for both to space travel and to eternity. Paul Atridis (here played by Timothy Chalamet) arrives in the Royal Dunes as a teenager, but the palace intrigue quickly threatens his life and turns him into an uncomfortable Christian figure for the inhabitants of the planet, known as Freeman . (The trailer states that Paul’s “jihad” in the books turned into a “crusade” in the film).
So what do you think of the Dune trailer?
Russell Brandum (Policy Writer): I’m interested initially! Sandworm is awesome! The pain box / gom jabbar sequence looks great, and the fact that it was given such a prominent place in the trailer makes me feel like Villeneuve really understands the story (in a way that ‘he might not have done with Blade Runner). Even small details like a Bene Gesserit crochet veil look perfect.
As a book, “Dunes” was completed, made into several TV series, and adapted into beloved computer games. Most famous, David Lynch directed (then disowned) a film version in 1984. While Lynch’s film “Dune” has some surprising moments, it was also a box office bomb, and very few fans of the book consider it a faithful or successful adaptation. (Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unsuccessful attempt to film the book was the subject of a separate documentary.)
This time around, “Dune” is directed by Denis Villeneuve, who previously directed “Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049”. It features a star cast – joined by Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem, among others.
Unlike Lynch’s release, this new “Dune” should only fit the first half of the book, with a planned sequel that deals with the rest. At the launch of Warner Bros. For the film, parent company WarnerMedia is also planning a separate TV series for HBO Max, with Villeneuve directing the pilot.
“Dune” is currently set to premiere in theaters on December 18, 2020. Will that really happen? Well, Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” (also from Warner Bros.) is the first blockbuster movie in theaters since the pandemic began, and it seems to be doing well, especially outside of the United States.
reported by theverge