Warner Bros. has finally released the first official trailer for Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune.
Oh man, does that look spectacular! I really can’t wait to see this one. I remember reading the first book and being bored to tears by its encyclopedic first 3/4’s but then the last 1/4 of the book I realized it was all worth it. I’m not the biggest fan of David Lynch’s movie but I do appreciate what it tried to do back in the 80s. And I do remember liking the Sci-Fi Channel’s miniseries for the most part. But this just looks fantastic, so I’m in.
In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the spice”, a drug which extends human life, provides superhuman levels of thought, and makes foldspace travel possible. Though Leto knows the opportunity is an intricate trap set by his enemies, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine Lady Jessica, young son and heir Paul, and most trusted advisers to Arrakis. Leto takes control of the spice mining operation, which is made perilous by the presence of giant sandworms. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, natives of Arrakis who live in the deep desert.
Dune hits theaters December 18, 2020.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?