The man in charge is Denis Villeneuve, an Oscar-winning French-Canadian director who has already demonstrated his mastery of thoughtful and grandly spectacular science fiction with Arrival and Blade Runner 2049. The trailer for Dune makes it clear that he is making a quantum leap in terms of scale, as this new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune books looks set to be an epic of epics. Seriously, take a load of this thing:
Timothée Chalamet plays Paul Atreides, the scion of a dynasty of powerful space nobles up to his neck in space legends and space politics. Oscar Isaac is his space father, betting on his clan’s future on a desert planet where space witches, space villains and absolutely huge space worms collide in the glittering windswept sand. Emmy nominated Zendaya also roams the dunes, the seductive figure of our young hero’s space dreams.
Playing to the beat of the epic Eclipse melodies, originally from Pink Floyd, the trailer also offers some glimpses of the suitably stellar cast. Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson and Stellan Skarsgård appear dressed in lavish costumes amid vast sets and lavish visuals, in a film that will clearly give Blade Runner 2049 a run for its money in terms. . of unmistakable style.
And that’s just the beginning: a sequel is already planned to complete the story, as well as a TV series, Dune: The Sisterhood with Villeneuve involved.
Dune will be released in theaters on December 18th. Fingers crossed, it’s legendary as the trailer promises.
New movie calendar for 2020 and 2021 following the coronavirus delays