“Dune” arrives in mid-September on French screens and remains one of the huge cinematographic events of the coming months. This perilous adaptation by Denis Villeneuve is revealed in a breathtaking new trailer.
Dune : film of the year?
Denis Villeneuve does not leave the world of science fiction and will come back with a project that is just as risky – if not more – than Blade Runner 2049. It is with boldness that he tackles the immense literary work of Frank Herbert. Years after David Lynch’s complicated attempt, he will deliver us the September 15th son Dune. A first part of what should at least be a diptych. The story will resume that of the original novel, namely the flight of Paul Atreides, the son of Duke Leto, after his father was betrayed by Emperor Shaddam IV.
It is in the company of his mother that the young man leaves his family to fulfill his destiny. In contact with the Fremen people, he understands that he has the opportunity to become the savior of the planet Arrakis. A territory dominated by sand which shelters the Spice, a formidable and coveted resource with immense virtues.
A crazy new trailer
In this great company, Denis Villeneuve has decided to surround himself with an exceptional cast : Thimothée Chalamet in the lead role, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Charlotte Rampling, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista and Jason Momoa. Impressive cast, which adds even more hype around Dune. A new trailer has just been unveiled and it confirms that the show promises to be grandiose.
Visually, it’s a splendor, with some awesome shots and an epic blast that works. It is not new that Denis Villeneuve is a formidable creator of images and this opinion is confirmed. We will not come forward to say that the director has succeeded, but we feel that his work is as extensive as it seems quite faithful to the basic material. The film has already been able to reveal itself more to some lucky ones, who had access to the first ten minutes as well as to other images. The feedback on these insights is encouraging:
So, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: I had the chance to see the first 10 minutes (plus a scene that features a sandworm attack) in IMAX this week. Epic, truly thrilling things begging to be seen on the biggest screen you’ll find. Oh … And its title is Dune: Part One.
I saw the first 10 minutes of Dune in Imax. A movie hasn’t been this big since The Lord of the Rings. After seeing those 10 minutes, and one scene, I think he’ll be nominated for an Oscar in Production Design, Costume Design, Score and Special Effects. Star Wars x GOT.