Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, was delayed to October 22, 2021 but has released a brand new trailer to get us excited.
The prophecy has spoken, and it says we’re all in big trouble. The latest trailer has surfaced from the sand for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, which sees Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) facing off against two of the greatest enemies his family has ever known: Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård), and himself.
Warner Bros. has finally released a new trailer for Dune, the star-studded sci-fi spectacular based on the award-winning novel by Frank Herbert. Chalamet stars as Paul Atreides, the only son of Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) and Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac). He’s set to inherit his father’s empire—which includes Arrakis, a harsh, unforgiving desert planet that houses the most important substance in the known world.
Paul has spent years training to be the leader of House Atreides—while also under the tutelage of Lady Jessica, a member of the powerful Bene Gesserit order—only to see it crumble before his eyes as the villainous Baron Harkonnen and his nephew Glossu (Dave Bautista) start a war over control of Arrakis. It’s a battle that brings him to the front door (or dunes) of the Fremen, the native inhabitants of the planet. Alongside the Fremen leader Stilgar (Javier Bardem) and warrior Chani (Zendaya), Paul strikes back to save the planet and its people—while also discovering a larger destiny that could change the very fabric of the universe.
Dune also stars Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Mohiam (aka Gaius Helen Mohiam), Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir Hawat, Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Dr. Liet Kynes, Chang Chen as Dr. Wellington Yueh, and David Dastmalchian as the evil Mentat Piter de Vries. It was originally scheduled to come out on November 20, 2020, then got pushed back a few weeks to December 18, 2020. Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Dune was further delayed to October 22. It will be coming out simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max—even though this is something Villeneuve spoke out against when it was first announced.
‘Dune: The Sisterhood’ Taps Diane Ademu-John As New Showrunner
Diane Ademu-John (The Haunting of Bly Manor) has been tapped as the new showrunner for HBO Max’s Dune: The Sisterhood, Deadline has confirmed. She replaces Jon Spaihts, who stepped down in November 2019 to focus on writing the script for the new Dune feature film.
Dune: The Sisterhood, based on Frank Herbert’s classic novel Dune and the popular sci-fi franchise it spawned, received a straight-to-series order from the WarnerMedia streaming service.
Herbert’s Dune portrays a future in which humanity has spread across the galaxy to thousands of worlds, all ruled by the Padishah Emperor, The Imperium. Dune: The Sisterhood explores this universe through the eyes of a mysterious order of women: the Bene Gesserit.
Ademu-John will serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner. Denis Villeneuve, who is directing, co-writing and producing the new Dune film, also is set to executive produce the series and direct its pilot episode. Spaights and Villeneuve exec produce along with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate. Kevin J. Anderson will co-produce. The series hails from Legendary Television.
Dune’s latest trailer introduces its all-star cast (and a sandworm)
After months of delays, director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is actually coming out on October 22nd. That means that it’s time for the marketing to start spinning up for the film again, starting with a new trailer — the first in nearly a year — for the upcoming sci-fi epic.
The new trailer gives a much better look at the actual story of Dune, which is set in a far-future interstellar empire that relies on a mysterious “spice” to enable trade and travel among the stars. That spice is only found on one planet, the desert world of Arrakis (hence the title), which leads to no small amount of conflict over who controls the world — and thus, the spice.
Also, there are sandworms.
Dune is based on the iconic science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, and the movie has a ridiculously packed cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Javier Bardem.
Originally set to be released on December 18th, 2020, Dune could be Warner Bros.’ and Legendary Pictures’ next major franchise. Plans for a sequel (that would potentially cover the second half of Herbert’s original novel) and an HBO Max prequel series, Dune: The Sisterhood, are both in the works.
Is Dune based on Islam?
Dune is the second film adaptation of the popular 1965 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. … A quick look at Frank Herbert’s appendix to Dune, “the Religion of Dune”, reveals that of the “ten ancient teachings”, half are overtly Islamic.
What is the point of Dune?
The Dune series is a landmark of soft science fiction. Herbert deliberately suppressed technology in his Dune universe so he could address the politics of humanity, rather than the future of humanity’s technology. Dune considers the way humans and their institutions might change over time.
Why is Dune so popular?
Dune is also the acme of interdisciplinary science, with the vast majority of Herbert’s scientific knowledge and speculation being valid, still today, as well as one of the first novels to feature ecology so centrally. Dune changed the expectations of science fiction and regular fiction readers, alike.
Is Dune hard to read?
Dune is not a terribly difficult read. It’s long – 412 pages – and has a large cast of characters and several sub-plots to keep track of, but it is well written and an excellent example of a world-building novel.
Is Dune book religious?
In Dune, there isn’t a central belief system—apart from God being a multi-gender Supreme Being—but there is an adherence to religious traditions. At the center is the Orange Catholic Bible.
How long do humans live in Dune?
With the regular ingestion of melange, the rich can expect to live several hundreds of years (e.g. 80-100 years x 3). Without melange and its amplification of the human immunogenic system, life expectancy for the very rich degenerated by a factor of at least four.
Why is Dune so boring?
The intricacies of conserving water on a planet evolved to be dry. There’s so much content in Dune, but it’s not all flashy action or huge setpieces (though both get their due). … Politics and intrigue reign supreme in Dune, making it an extremely involved and sometimes boring reading experience.
Dune is a 1965 science-fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine. It tied with Roger Zelazny’s This Immortal for the Hugo Award in 1966, and it won the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel. It is the first installment of the Dune saga; in 2003, it was cited as the world’s best-selling science fiction novel.
Dune is set in the distant future, 10,191 AG. (26,392 AD.), amidst a feudal interstellar society in which various noble houses control planetary fiefs. It tells the story of young Paul Atreides, whose family accepts the stewardship of the planet Arrakis. While the planet is an inhospitable and sparsely populated desert wasteland, it is the only source of melange, or “the spice,” a drug that extends life and enhances mental abilities. Melange is also necessary for space navigation, which requires a kind of multidimensional awareness and foresight that only the drug provides. As melange can only be produced on Arrakis, control of the planet is thus a coveted and dangerous undertaking. The story explores the multi-layered interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion, as the factions of the empire confront each other in a struggle for the control of Arrakis and its spice.
Herbert wrote five sequels: Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune, and Chapterhouse: Dune.
Adaptations of the novel have been notoriously difficult and complicated. In the 1970s, cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky attempted to make a film based on the novel. After spending almost three years in development, the project was cancelled due to a constantly growing budget. In 1984, a film adaptation, directed by David Lynch, was released to negative reaction. A third film adaptation directed by Denis Villeneuve is scheduled to be released on October 22, 2021. The book was also adapted into the 2000 Sci-Fi Channel miniseries Frank Herbert’s Dune and its 2003 sequel Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune (which combines the events of Dune Messiah and Children of Dune), a series of computer games, a board game, songs, and a series of follow-ups, including prequels and sequels, that were co-written by Kevin J. Anderson and the author’s son, Brian Herbert, starting in 1999.
Since 2009, the names of planets from the Dune novels have been adopted for the real-life nomenclature of plains and other features on Saturn’s moon Titan.