One the biggest and most eagerly anticipated movies of 2020 has to be “Dune”, a massive science-fiction epic from visionary director Denis Villeneuve. This is the first of a two-film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s award-winning 1965 novel. David Lynch’s attempted to tackle the story in 1984, but his film bombed at the box office and with critics. Villeneuve is swinging for the fences with his December blockbuster that finally dropped its first full trailer today!
Our first real look at the film plays mostly like a showcase for its stellar cast. The film stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgard, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, and others. Most get some screen time (poor Bardem only gets a wink). We get a few fragments of story and a handful of stunning shots from cinematographer Greig Fraser. It’s a good introduction and I hope to see more of the world in the next trailer.
“Dune” hits theaters December 18th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.