Denis Villeneuve’s iteration of Frank Herbert’s 1965 Dune novel has released its first trailer and the newest film version looks promising.
The story is credited for inspiring science fiction and fantasy work including Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, and Game of Thrones and it tells the story of a young Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), scion of the noble House of Atreides which oversees the barren desert planet Arrakis, known as Dune.
In the explosive trailer, we see battle scenes, beautiful landscapes, and the sandstorms that occur in Arrakis and that guard the spice, which is the most precious resource in the universe.
The cast is stellar and includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.
This isn’t the first adaptation of the novel—David Lynch 1984 feature film starring Kyle MacLachlan, was a huge flop, and the 2000 Sci Fi Channel’s miniseries didn’t fare much better.
In order to hype up the release of the trailer to Dune fans, Warner Bros. called on superfan Stephen Colbert to host a Q&A with Villeneuve and cast members Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.
Watch the trailer below.