So far we’ve only had a small handful of stills and behind-the-scenes photos to work with to get a feel for what the Dune de Villeneuve might look like, but our days of speculation are finally over. The first trailer for Dune has arrived and you can watch it below. After that, be sure to check out our description of the Dune trailer and a look at all of the Dune characters.
The trailer features Dune’s main cast including Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto, and Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica. It explores some moments that will no doubt be familiar to fans of the franchise in one of its incarnations – like Gom Jabbar’s test of humanity and the terrifying sandworms that lurk the wasteland of Arrakis. We even get a very brief look at some of the villainous Harkonnens, led by Baron Vladamir from Stellan Skarsgard and Glossu Raban from Dave Bautista.
For the uninitiated, the world of Dune can be quite intimidating – it is densely filled with delicate and complicated lore and centers on an almost Shakespearean revenge plot between two warring families – House Atreides and House Harkonnen – while ‘they try to thwart one. another politically. The novel series includes six main books and 13 different prequels and sequels.
Villeneuve’s Dune is the third (completed) attempt to adapt Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novels for live action, joining the 1984 film directed by David Lynch and the 2000 television miniseries which aired on the Sci channel. -Fi in North America. There was also an acclaimed documentary titled Jodorowsky’s Dune about director writer Alejandro Jodorowsky (Tusk, The Holy Mountain) and his failed attempt to adapt the novel in the 1970s.
Dune hits theaters on December 18.