Watch the brand new trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s fresh take on Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’, a mythic hero’s journey scif-fi classic.
Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Dune, the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 seminal bestseller of the same name. 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 Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name, Little Women), Rebecca Ferguson (Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron in Star Wars) Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War), Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy films and Avengers: Endgame), Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Chang Chen (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), David Dastmalchian (Blade Runner 2049, The Dark Knight), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ), with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (Assassin’s Creed), with Jason Momoa (Aquaman, HBO’s Game of Thrones), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (Skyfall).
Villeneuve directed Dune from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth based on Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel. Villeneuve shared producer’s duties with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr.
The executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert.
Behind the scenes, Villeneuve’s crew leads were people he’s worked with before, including two-time Oscar-nominated production designer Patrice Vermette (Arrival, Sicario, The Young Victoria), two-time Oscar-nominated editor Joe Walker (Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, 12 Years a Slave), two-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert (First Man, Blade Runner 2049), and Oscar-winning special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer (Blade Runner 2049).
He also collaborated for the first time with Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (Lion, Zero Dark Thirty, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), three-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (The Revenant, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Quills) and co-costume designer Bob Morgan; and stunt coordinator Tom Struthers (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception).
Oscar-winning and multiple Oscar-nominated composer Hans Zimmer (Blade Runner 2049, Inception ) is creating the score.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present Dune. The film was originally slated to be released in theaters on December 18, 2020, but the release was pushed back due to the pandemic. The new release date is October 22, 2021.
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