And let's just say, it woke us up. The adaption of the Frank Herbert novel is due for release in December 26 in Australia, 2020 willing. It's the second film version of Dune. The first was directed by David Lynch in 1984, which is another vibe altogether.
Dune (2020) is directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Chalamet as Paul Atriedes, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leo Atriedes and Zendaya as Chani. All make an appearance on the first Dune trailer, along with Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho - and some all-out sci-fi fantasy intensity.
See it for yourself, here.
Dune is set in a far future of humanity on a planet called Arrakis - also known as Dune. It charts a hero's journey centred on Paul Atriedes (Chalamet) - born to a great destiny (although he doesn't know it yet). In it, Paul must travel t0 the hazardous desert planet - the only source of a coveted awareness and life extending drug called melange - to ensure the future of his family and his people.
2020's Dune, covers roughly the first half of Herbert's epic, with a second instalment to come.
According to Chalamet's Paul "Fear is the mind killer." As per the trailer, his hero's journey is epic - featuring enemies en masse, expansive landscapes and giant worms. And a love interest, of course.
Dune was filmed in real deserts - on location in Jordan and Norway. Also impressive is its extensive ensemble cast. Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Rampling, Josh Brolin and Stellan Skarsgard all make an appearance. As if you needed another reason to see it.
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Image: via IMBD. Films stills courtesy the distributors, Warner Bros.