After what seemed like an eternal wait, the official trailer for Dune has landed online - and it looks absolutely epic.
The upcoming Warner Bros reboot of Frank Herbert's iconic sci-fi novel, which is also the subject of a spin-off TV series called Dune: The Sisterhood, is slated to hit theaters and on HBO Max (in available territories) later this year.
With its launch date fast approaching, fans had been hoping a new trailer would arrive at some point - and they weren't disappointed.
Check out the new Dune trailer below:
The three-and-a-half-minute video gives us our clearest take on the film to date, which was directed by director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049), and it looks as breathtaking and action-packed as we'd hoped for.
Dune stars Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Little Women) in the role of Paul Atreides, the heir to the Atreides house.
Paul's family have made their home on the dangerous desert planet known as Arrakis, home to 'spice ', the world's most precious resource. 'universe.
The enemies of House Atreides, however, cast admiring glances at Arrakis in an attempt to take control of the planet's spice mining. Whoever controls the export of spices controls the galaxy, after all, and it doesn't take long before all-out war breaks out between the many houses of Dune.
Analysis: Dune could be a great candidate for awards in 2022
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Longtime Dune fans have been waiting for years for a new adaptation Live from Herbert 's novel. In less than three months, those dreams will finally come true, and we expect Dune aficionados (and regular moviegoers) to flock to theaters to watch it on the big screen.
Based on the aesthetic of Dune, stacked cast and grand na moi director, it's no surprise to see why. The film is absolutely stunning and, when you realize that Greig Fraser (Rogue One, Lion, Zero Dark Thirty) is the cinematographer behindre, you will understand why it 's such a feast for the eyes.
Villeneuve ' s involvement is also a major asset for Dune. The French-Canadian director has three Oscars and two BAFTA awards to his credit for his work on previous sci-fi films in Arrival and Blade Runner 2049. His attention to detail, his background in making major studio films and his relationship with world famous actors will have helped the production of Dune to proceed as smoothly as possible.
Finally, we come to the casting of the film. Alongside Chalamet, Dune will star Oscar Isaac, Jason Mamoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem and Stellan Skarsgard, among others.
As we said, it 's an all-star cast. With so many big name actors attached to it, there will certainly be someone involved that all moviegoers will want to see a screening for.
All of this makes us feelhe thinks Dune is sure to receive multiple Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and other prestigious award nominations next year.
The film should have been part of the 2021 awards circuit. However, its release has been delayed three times due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but it will certainly be in contention for an award or 10 in 2022. We'll be very surprised if that's not the case, given the talent in the spotlight.
The first film of a two-part film adaptation, Dune will arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22 in the US and October 21 in the UK.