If you have been paying attention to cinema these last few years then the name Denis Villeneuve should be an exciting one to you. His particular aesthetic sense for visual narrative has made him one of the most well regarded director of the day.
If you’re a fan of science fiction then the name Dune should also excite you, being that Dune is one of –if not the– most influential and important science fiction novels of all time.
“Denis Villeneuve has been making a Dune movie” is maybe the most exciting sentence I have read or uttered this year.
Here’s a trailer for it.
I can’t overstate how amazing this looks. Between the details in the production design and the absolutely stellar cast, it looks like we might finally be getting the adaptation of Dune that I have always dreamed of (and I say that as a fan of the early 00s SciFi Channel version).
For the record, you’re seeing Timothée Chalamet as Paul, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto, Josh Brolin as Guerney Halleck, Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Zendaya as Chani, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Dave Bautista as Raban, and Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Harkkonen.
I am not going to lie,this trailer gave me literal goosebumps. My current stance of Don’t Go To the Movies Right Now is going to be well and truly tested come December 18th