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The 'Dune' Trailer Has Dropped

Check out the first look at the promising sci-fi picture.

'Dune' [Warner Bros. Pictures]

"Beyond fear, destiny awaits."

The official trailer for the highly-anticipated film Dune has dropped. Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures have revealed the first full preview of the promising sci-fi picture, which is slated for release in theaters on December 18. Stream the clip below.

Based on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel of the same name, the literary masterpiece has been inspiring science fiction films and television shows for generations. In 1984, David Lynch (Eraserhead, Blue Velvet) wrote and directed a film adaption of the book. The movie failed to properly capture the genius of the book, and was negatively received by critics and flopped at the box office. Now, Director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) looks to finally give the novel the on-screen treatment it is worthy of.

Back in 2000, producer Richard P. Rubinstein brought a Dune miniseries for SyFy Channel. Written and directed by John Harrison, the show won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.

The film features a captivating cast that includes 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 (HBO’s 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, HBO’s 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, Netflix’s Sex Education), Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Assassin’s Creed), with Jason Momoa (Aquaman, HBO’s Game of Thrones), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall).

In the film, young Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) is a scion of the noble House of Atreides. He has been tasked with overseeing the barren desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, to secure the future for 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.

- Matt Bishop


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