The attack on the Atreides looks like it might be brutal, which is good because that’s how it’s supposed to be. I love, love, the insectoid design of the ornithopter, too.
Our first look at Stellan Skarsgård as the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, emerging from a bath of .. oil? Moisturizer? The liquified remains of his enemies?
I wonder how the film is going to treat Harkonnen as some aspects of his characters are somewhat… problematic.
It is always best to salute your comrades in arms.
Holy shit look at that sandworm mouth. I’ll talk about it a bit later, but I love the teeth.
I love a lot of things in this trailer.
This is Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Liet-Kynes, a gender flipped character.
Have I mentioned that this film looks amazing? This aerial view of an explosion in Arrakeen looks amazing. Are they dropping bombs? Atomics?
This shot of Zendaya is gorgeous, so much so I wonder if it’s from a dream of a vision. I think it might be, and it might be from whatever Paul is going through in the next frame.
The spice must flow.
Look, we all know this, but Timothée Chalamet is dreamy. Yeah, I said it.
Also, him reciting the litany of fear gave me goosebumps.
The sandworms of Arrakis are meant to be massive and these shots do a good job of making that clear.
One more time let’s sing the praises of the costume dept. Just look at the detail in this. I would love to talk to Jacqueline West and Bob Morgan (costume designers), as well as Patrice Vermette the production designer.
And last but not least, Shai-hulud in all it’s glory. I love the design of the worm, the mouth in particular. The other adaptation have either eschewed teeth or made them numerous and small, I love that they are absolutely massive like the worm itself.
This adaptation of Dune is being split into two films so I am not 100% sure where in the story this film will end, but if it’s half as good as it looks then it’s going to be great, and if it’s that good I sincerely hope they give Villeneuve all the money in the world to make Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, and God Emperor of Dune as well.
That might be getting putting the horse before the cart for a lot of reasons, but a man can dream.
Dune hits cinemas on December 18th and, if I am honest, I might go against my own advice and see it on the biggest screen I can find. Depending, of course, on how the plague is going in December.