Timothée Chalamet is Paul Atreides in the spectacular new version of this classic 'sci-fi' that opens in theaters on December 18, 2020.
"I mustn't be afraid. Fear is a mind-killer." The first trailer for Dune, Frank Herbert's opus adaptation by Denis Villeneuve and starring Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides, Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Zendaya as Chani, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Dave Bautista as Glossu's, Stellan Skarsg.rd as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen and Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Liet-Kynes, is now 'online' and you can see it below!
Dune will arrive in the best cinemas around the world on December 18, 2020, and this first breakthrough confirms the enormous effort of a dedicated team to make the best possible adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic. Dune's first trailer is much of what the new version signed by Denis Villeneuve promises.
For the filmmaker, director of key works such as Enemy or Blade Runner 2049, the link with Dune comes from afar: "He was the age of Paul [Atreides] in the novel, about 15 years old. The first few pages of Dune caught me and I read the whole series. I became a Dune fan. He was obsessed," the director says in the presentation of Dune's trailer.
Dune's trailer begins at the beginning of everything: a prophetic dream. The first images take us to one of Paul Atreides's dreamings, in a vision that advances his encounter with Chani, belonging to the indigenous tribe of the Fremen. The advance immediately takes us to the scene of the Jabbar gom test, with Charlotte Rampling as the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam (Charlotte Rampling) and from there we see our protagonist training with Gurney Halleck.
"Paul Atreides is a young man who faces extraordinary circumstances, an extraordinary struggle. He confronts with integrity and honor, with faith in the tradition of the House of the Atreides, Duke Leto, his father. Paul sees the potential he has in his path and is about to understand that, perhaps, he is not an ordinary man," explains his character Timothée Chalamet.
Not everything is images of the protagonists of the House of Atreides, because the first trailer for Dune is also generous in panoramic general scenes, in which we discover an art design inspired by architectural brutalism and in which we also discover the abyssal style of the director of The Arrival or Sicarius: from the combat scenes to the shots of the palace of the Atreides in Arrakeen, capital of the desert planet Arrakis, dominated by thick walls of rocks in which stands out an impressive bas-relief showing the image of one of the sandworms that populate the desert planet.
Dune's advance also advances one of the great mysteries of this version by Denis Villeneuve: the appearance of the great villain of the House of Harkonnen, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, played by Stellan Skarsgard.
The trailer first advances several general shots with Baron Vladimir Harkonnen's troops and a little later, a couple of plans of the fearsome antagonist, wrapped in a dark mist and, in another scene, emerging covered in a viscous black liquid.
Although they are very brief images, this first trailer finally lets us sense the terrible aura of this great character from Frank Herbert's 1965 original novel, shielded by the no less fearsome Glossu 'The Beast' Rabban.
Have your desire to enjoy Denis Villeneuve's Dune on the big screen increased? We will have to wait until December 18, 2020, to enter the desert-dominated planet Arrakis, sandworms, and the melange spice-drug. In the meantime, watch Dune's first trailer on these lines again!