Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi tome follows Paul Atreides hero’s journey to the dark, foreboding conflict on the universe’s most dangerous planet; film hits theaters and HBO Max on October 22.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures has just released the trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, the greatly anticipated big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi tome of the same name.
Dune captures the mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey 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.
Originally scheduled for a November 20, 2020 release, the film was pushed, first to December 18, 2020, then to October 1, 2021, taking The Batman’s spot on the schedule. Last month, Warner Bros. pushed the release date back to October 22, 2021, ostensibly to avoid competing with the next James Bond film, No Time to Die. Like all Warner Bros. 2021 feature film theatrical releases, the films will be streamed simultaneously on HBO Max for one month.
Take a moment and return to the world of Arrakis, Spice, and danger – it’s dark, foreboding, and looks utterly fantastic:
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 (the Star Wars franchise) Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (Milk, Avengers: Infinity War), Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Dave Bautista (the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Avengers: Endgame), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, Lady Bird), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Euphoria), Chang Chen (Mr. Long, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), David Dastmalchian (Blade Runner 2049, The Dark Knight), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Sex Education), with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Assassin’s Creed), with Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Game of Thrones), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall).
Villeneuve directs from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Villeneuve and Eric Roth, based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. The film is produced by Villeneuve, Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, and Joe Caracciolo, Jr. Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert serve as executive producers.
Villeneuve’s production team includes 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); Oscar-winning special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer (Blade Runner 2049); 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); costume designer Robert Morgan; and stunt coordinator Tom Struthers (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception). The film is being scored by Oscar-winning and multiple Oscar-nominated composer Hans Zimmer (Blade Runner 2049, Inception, Gladiator, The Lion King).
Visual effects production in being handled by DNEG, Wylie, Rodeo FX, and Territory Studio.
The film is scheduled to hit select theaters in 2D and 3D and IMAX, and on HBO Max (for 31 days from theatrical release), on October 22, 2021.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures