Well, after multiple delays and uncertainty on the film’s theatrical release, Denis Villeneuve‘s DUNE will finally be premiering this October, with a simultaneous release in theatres and on HBO Max. The film, based on Frank Herbert’s novel of the same name, and written by Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts, and Eric Roth is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the novel, hopeful that’ll it’ll garner any interest for the sequel and its HBO Max spinoff, Dune: The Sisterhood, to be made.
The film’s new trailer, which premiered last night during an IMAX fan event, promises large-scale action, a star-studded cast of brilliant actors, and, of course, a sandworm. It’s worth noting that the film should be experienced on IMAX theatres, as the entire production was shot with IMAX-certified ARRI Alexa LF and Alexa Mini LF cameras, and having seen the trailer (and even more footage) on a gargantuan IMAX screen, seeing the film on that format will be well worth the wait and unlike anything you’ve ever experienced so far at the movies. This is probably why Denis Villeneuve penned a letter last year, asking Warner Bros. to save the film for a theatrical-exclusive release. Once you see the trailer in theatres, you’ll completely understand his position. Here’s the official plot synopsis from Warner Bros:
“A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, 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 film stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastlmachian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem, and will premiere on October 22nd in theatres and on HBO Max. You can watch the trailer below:
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures