The spice must flow, and with it the brand new trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s much anticipated Dune has arrived and it looks utterly legendary.
Check out the full trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis
In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the spice”, a drug which extends human life, provides superhuman levels of thought, and makes foldspace travel possible. Though Leto knows the opportunity is an intricate trap set by his enemies, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine Lady Jessica (Rebecca Fergusson), young son and heir Paul (Timothée Chalamet), and most trusted advisers to Arrakis. Leto takes control of the spice mining operation, which is made perilous by the presence of giant sandworms. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, natives of Arrakis who live in the deep desert.
Check out my full trailer reaction for Dune below:
Coming in at just over 3 minutes in length, this new trailer for Dune presents a grand overview of Villeneuve’s epic film which charts the journey of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), heir to to the House Atreides, who must grow from boy to man on the harsh desert planet of Arrakis, which contains the most precious substance in the entire universe, ‘the spice melange’.
Everything about this blockbuster film screams epic, and Villeneuve brings his deep level of detail and focus to realizing Frank Herbert’s Dune in all it’s glory. From it’s cast scale and fascinating wold building of its unique futuristic art and design to the stunning cast of characters, Villeneuve’s Dune is truly shaping up to the be the cinematic event of the year and film fans will be in for an amazing treat with this one.
Joining Chalamet is an amazing cast of the world’s best performers including Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem. Those who take prominent positions in this first trailer include Chalamet, Zendaya, Rampling and Momoa, and there’s plenty of incredible detail to pull in audiences thanks to the grand visuals of cinematographer Greig Fraser and the majestic sample of Hans Zimmer’s new score.
The visuals of Dune look incredibly striking and dynamic and as is his process, Villenue has drawn on natural light and in-camera affects to stagger the massive scale and size of Dune’s universe. A balance of light and shadow also clearly flows through the frames of this film and Paul’s prophetic dreams and the horrors of the Harkonnen horde are shown in all their glory up on the screen.
Dune is far and away my most anticipated film, and this trailer is a phenomenal watch from beginning to end and sets the stage for something mythic and incredible when it arrives in cinemas on December 26.