The latest trailer for the incoming reboot of Dune has landed and for lack of a better word, it’s bloody spicy. For a film that’s probably going to be close to three hours long once again, it’s only fitting that the trailer clocks in at a whopping three and a half minutes, right?
After getting set shots, an initial trailer, and little peeks at the stacked cast filming for the last couple of years, we’ve finally been treated to a proper look at what the Denis Villeneuve adaptation of the 1965 Frank Herbert novel. Mates, it looks good as shit.
With a cast list as expansive as the sand dunes of Arrakis, including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Rebecca Ferguson, Chang Chen, Javier Bardem and Jason Momoa, there’s no doubt that this fresh run at the far-future cult-fave is going to be wild.
It’s got everything – the whipping sands of the desert planet, the dystopian futuristic energy, the fuck-off huge Shai-Hulud sandworm, Chalamet looking like Kyle MacLachlan‘s long-lost son – everything.
Considering Villeneuve was the director brains behind Blade Runner 2049 (and has gone ahead and enlisted a bunch of the editing and special effects team from that film as well) it’s no surprise that the incoming Dune has a similar dark, larger-than-life dystopian vibe. It’s imposing and crushingly beautiful, working in the landscapes of Jordan, Abu Dhabi and Norway to capture the energies of the other-worldly planets.
The film is slated to land on October 21 in cinemas, and has a projected run-time of around 155 minutes for part one. Oh yeah, this is just the first half of the Dune story, with the sequel already in the works as of earlier this year. There’s plans underway for a prequel spin-off series too, which will focus on the Bene Gesserit – a pseudo-religious organisation made up entirely of women.