Why Are People Losing It Over the Epic Dune Remake Starring Timothée Chalamet?
Have you still not seen the epic trailer that just dropped?
(SPOT.ph) Twitter has gone wild yet again, this time because of Dune. The much-awaited remake of the childhood classic film from 1984 has got everyone shaking after an official full length trailer finally dropped. Trust us, you'll want to sit down for this epic sci-fi fantasy led by no less than Timothée Chalamet—alongside a star-studded cast that includes Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, (don't forget to breathe!), Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, and Javier Bardem.
Yup, that was just the trailer. Has anything on-screen had you in more awe since the Star Wars trailers? We finally have our first look at the wild terrain of desert planet Arrakis, a.k.a. Dune, a.k.a. the only source in the entire known Universe of the life-extending substance "the spice." Paul (Chalamet), of the house Atreides, joins his father, Duke Leto (Isaac) to Dune after he was awarded stewardship of the dangerous planet. The designation is clearly a trap, but his father takes it anyway. There, Paul must face great dangers, betrayals, and wild unknowns—least of all the monstrous sandworms that inhabit the desert seas of Dune. Plus, have we mentioned the mysterious, blue-eyed Chani (Zendaya)?
Dune has had something of a cult following since 1965, when the original science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert was first published. The saga is considered a landmark work of the genre and, thanks to its multi-layered take on humanity, politics, technology, and all the nuances of human society, has carved itself a major spot in pop culture. Also, giant, scary-slash-cool sandworms are not easy to forget.
Meanwhile, since it is Thursday, we throw it back to the OG trailer of the 1984 film directed by David Lynch. It is giving us major Labyrinth vibes with the added space adventure factor—aside from making us really appreciate how far cinema has come.
The 2020 remake is directed by Denis Villeneuve, the same guy behind Maelström (2001), Arrival (2016) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017). It is scheduled for release in U.S. theaters on December 18, 2020 but we've got our fingers crossed it will reach our shores at the same time, too!
Main image from Warner Bros. / Dune trailer screenshot