Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary have released a new Dune featurette for Denis Villeneuve’s action sci-fi film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel. The video teases the beginning of Paul Atreides’ heroic journey into becoming the leader that he’s destined to be. It also highlights the importance of the female characters’ role in his evolution including the guidance he receives from his mother Lady Jessica, who raised him through the Bene Gesserit way. The long-awaited film is now available for viewing in theaters and on HBO Max.
Based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, Dune will feature a star-studded cast including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, with Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.
“A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, the movie tells the story 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,” reads the synopsis. “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.”
Dune is directed and executive produced by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth. Cale Boyter, Joe Caracciolo Jr., and Mary Parent are producing. Oscar-winning and multiple Oscar-nominated composer Hans Zimmer (Blade Runner 2049) is creating the score.