The Wait Is Over

Warner Bros. has dropped the first trailer for director Denis Villeneuve’s much-anticipated take on the revolutionary sci-fi epic, Dune.

Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) is the latest filmmaker to take a crack at author Frank Herbert’s novel, following in the footsteps of others before him such as David Lynch.

Here’s the trailer –

The Warner Bros. official synopsis for Dune reads –

“In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the spice”, a drug which extends human life, provides superhuman levels of thought, and makes foldspace travel possible. Though Leto knows the opportunity is an intricate trap set by his enemies, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine Lady Jessica, young son and heir Paul, and most trusted advisers to Arrakis. Leto takes control of the spice mining operation, which is made perilous by the presence of giant sandworms. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, natives of Arrakis who live in the deep desert.”

Dune has assembled a top-tier cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem.

Dune is scheduled to be released IMAX and 3D on December 18th.