The first trailer for Dune, an epic and prestigious new take on Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel series, has just arrived and it promises to be a big show. The film is signed Denis Villeneuve, an Oscar-winning Franco-Canadian director who has already proven his mastery with Arrival and Blade Runner 2049. With Dune, he sets the bar even higher by delivering us a true epic.
Timothée Chalamet is Paul Atreides, descendant of a powerful dynasty, who seeks to avenge his family betrayed by Emperor Shaddam IV. Oscar Isaac embodies his father who plays the future of his clan on the planet Arrakis, also called “Dune”, populated by gigantic sand worms and on which is the famous Spice.
Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson and Stellan Skarsgård complete this cast with sumptuous costumes and grandiose sets.
And that’s just the start of the fun, as a sequel is already in the pipeline to complete the story, as well as a TV series, Dune: The Sisterhood in which Denis Villeneuve is also involved.
In France, the theatrical release of Dune is scheduled for December 23.