Frank Herbert’s extraordinarily unique sci-fi novel is up for a cinematic adaptation – a news has kept most of us on a hook, especially so since a year when it last gave us a peek into an unimaginable world with stunning landscapes and remarkable visuals. With this film, director Denis Villeneuve will cover the first half of the novel.
Dune has a star-studded cast including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin and Chang Chen in key roles.
The trailer starts off with Chani (Zendaya), a native to the desert planet Arrakis with glittering blue eyes admiring the beauty of her planet while talking about the outside threats to it. And while she is talking about it, Paul (Timothee Chalamet) wakes up from a dream where he hears Chani calling out for him.
We then see Paul discussing his dream with Jason Momoa’s character Duncan Idaho – the sword master – who dismisses it as just a dream.
In the trailer, Paul embarks upon a journey to Arrakis, also known as the Dune, which is the only source of the most valuable substance in the whole universe ‘Melange’ – a drug that gives you superhuman powers, an extended lifespan and introduces the concept of travelling faster than light.
In the three-and-a-half-minute trailer, we see a few glimpses of the events that follow once Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) accepts the control of this planet, with an extended screen time featuring Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, a prominent villainous character along with Dave Bautista playing the role of his cruel nephew, Glossu Rabban.
The larger than life film is ably supported by the master music composer Hans Zimmer with a stunning background score. Greig Fraser’s cinematography is impressive and we cannot wait to see it on the big screen (fingers crossed)!
After being delayed for almost a year due to the ongoing pandemic, Villeneuve’s Dune will officially release on 22nd October 2021.
Catch the trailer for Dune here –