Dune: Timothée Chalamet becomes a warrior in first trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation

Denis Villeneuve’s remake of classic sci-fi epic will be released in December

Isobel Lewis
Wednesday 09 September 2020 18:12
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The first trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has been released.

After a number of teasers dropped on social media on Tuesday (8 September) offering fans a glimpse at the first footage from the sci-fi epic, the full trailer was finally released on Wednesday.

The trailer gives fans a look at Dune’s star-studded cast, which led by Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides.

Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling and Javier Bardem also star.

The trailer begins with Paul seemingly awakening from a dream in which he kisses Chani (Zendaya), prophesying of a “crusade coming”.

Fans are also given first glimpses to the film’s impressive effects and stunning desert landscapes.

The video ends with Chalamet reciting one of the most memorable lines from Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel of the same name, in a speech known as the Litany Against Fear.

“Fear is the mind killer,” Chalamet says. “Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear and I will permit it to pass over me. When the fear is gone, there will be nothing - only I will remain.”

Fans shared their excitement at the trailer’s release, with one writing: “Dune looks absolutely spectacular.   It seems like it captures the huge scope, ambition and tone of the novel perfectly.  I cannot wait to experience it on the big screen.”

Another praised director Villeneuve for the trailer’s cinematogrophy, tweeting: “Denis’ films always look like a work of art but #Dune is next level beautiful."

Based on Frank Herbert’s famous sci-fi novel, Dune follows a noble family who accept the stewardship of the planet Arrakis, an inhospitable wasteland that is also the only source of a rare drug known as “spice”, only to be betrayed by the galactic empire.

Chalamet as Paul Atreides

It was first adapted for the screen by David Lynch in 1984 in a film starring Kyle MacLachlan and Patrick Stewart.

Earlier this year, Lynch said that he had  “zero interest” in watching Villeneuve’​s remake due to his own version being a “total failure” in his eyes.

Dune is scheduled for release on 18 December 2020.

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