It has only been a few years since Denis Villeneuve’s last big-budget sci-fi effort, Blade Runner 2049, and now he’s back with Dune, a film that will almost certainly hit a similar audience. The anticipation to see what the filmmaker can do with Frank Herbert’s epic tale has been building steadily, with Warner Bros. recently dropping a bunch of detailed character posters to keep fans buzzing. And now today comes a brand new trailer that offers the best look yet at Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, and more in the story of love, war, power, and spice.
Chalamet stars as Paul Atreides, who will meet his destiny as savior of the galaxy and of the maligned Freman. He’s joined by Rebecca Ferguson as his mother Lady Jessica, and Isaac as his noble father Duke Leto. But perhaps Paul’s closest ally is Chani, played by Zendaya, the native Freman who will eventually become his lover.
Others in the cast include Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Chang Chen, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, and The Suicide Squad’s David Dastmalchian. Incredible group.
There are all sorts of political maneuverings but also plenty of spectacle that could draw audiences to see Dune in theaters rather than HBO Max, where it will be released simultaneously on October 22nd.