Dune is one of the greatest science fiction books ever written, and the first trailer for the latest adaptation has finally arrived, giving fans a glimpse into director Denis Villeneuve taking on Frank Herbert’s iconic novel.
The almost absurd cast of star-studded stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Javier Bardem. Villeneuve is no stranger to epic science fiction, either, previously directed Arrival at Blade Runner 2049.
The trailer is presented next to the Q&A session prepared by Steven Colbert, featuring Villeneuve and cast members discussing their take on the upcoming film.
Dune is planned to be the first of two films based on Herbert̵7;s original book; this year’s film is expected to cover the first half, while the second film (which does not yet have a title or release date) will cover the rest of the novel. Warner Bros. has a big stake. Dune will be the next big franchise: there will also be an HBO Max prequel series with works titled Dune: The Brotherhood, focusing on Bene Gesserit, the women’s society whose plans are at the heart of the series.
Dune will hit theaters on December 18, 2020.
Update September 9, 12:45 pm: Added a link to the Q&A cast.