Warner Bros. just dropped an incredible new trailer for Dune yesterday, revealing more of the upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert's epic 1965 sci-fi novel.
Oscar winner Denis Villeneuve's interpretation of the sci-fi classic is set for a release on October 22 in theaters and on HBO Max.
The three-and-a-half minute long trailer gives viewers a much better look at the actual story of Dune, which is set in a far-future interstellar empire that relies on a mysterious “spice” to enable trade and faster-than-light travel.
That spice, which can prolong human life and provide superhuman levels of thought, can only be found on one planet, the dusty desert world of Arrakis. This leads to inevitable conflict over who controls the world and the spice.
The star-studded cast includes Timothée Chalamet as hero Paul Atreides, along with Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Stellan Skarsgård. Individual character posters for Dune were also released earlier this week before the latest trailer dropped.
Fans last saw teaser footage from the film nearly a year ago. Dune was originally set to be released on December 18th, 2020 before being pushed back due to the pandemic.
Villeneuve, whose previous sci-fi work includes Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 previously blasted Warner Bros' decision to release the movie on HBO Max, writing in Variety that it won't have a chance to make enough money at the box office and that the studio "might just have killed the Dune franchise."
Catch Dune in theaters and HBO Max on October 22, 2021. Plans for a sequel to complete the story of Herbert's novel, as well as the HBO Max prequel series spinoff Dune: The Sisterhood, are both in development.
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