A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, the Dune movie tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence — a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential — only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
The star-studded cast includes Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible — Fallout), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Josh Brolin (Avengers: Endgame), Stellan Skarsgård (Thor: The Dark World), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Chang Chen (Love And Destiny), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Sex Education), with Charlotte Rampling (The Night Porter), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men). (synopsis (c) Coming Soon)
It’s anyone’s guess when we will finally get to see Dune, because this eagerly-awaited new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s much-loved 19645 sci-fi classic, along with Wonder Woman 1984 and Black Widow is possibly about to have its release date pushed back, thanks to the continued disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
But see it we eventually will, likely in early 2021, and to get us good and ready for that eventual, if shifting date, we finally have a big, bold and suitably epic trailer for the film.
It is, by any estimation, an impressively immersive trailer with a lot going on and if it all feels a little overwhelming, especially if like me you have never read the book (shocking I know but there’s only so many hours in the day, alas; that omission will be rectified shortly), Nerdist is here to help you out!
Suffice to say, the protagonist, Paul Atreides, is not going to have a good time of things as Nerdist sagely notes:
“Like we said, it’s a lot to unpack. The trailer doesn’t shy away from emphasizing that the Atreides are about to have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But how will they bounce back? Specifically, how will Paul react to his new place, both on this strange planet and in his family? That’s what the Reverend Mother wanted to know. And that’s what Dune will show.”
At the time of publishing, Dune is scheduled for release on 18 December in UK and USA and 26 December … but stay tuned. This may change …