Watch the first trailer for the insanely star-studded ‘Dune’ – TechCrunch

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That unusual feeling? That’s the feeling of being enthusiastic about new films once more.

Now that theaters are slowly reopening (although not but in New York or most of California, and I’m 100% okay with that), studios are as soon as once more releasing trailers to hype up their scheduled releases for 2020 and past. Immediately, we lastly acquired the primary trailer for a brand new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s basic science fiction novel “Dune.”

The story focuses on the desert planet Arrakis, also called Dune, which has turn out to be the important thing location in a galactic energy wrestle — it’s the one supply of the spice melange, essential for each area journey and immortality. Paul Atreides (performed right here by Timothée Chalamet) involves Dune as teenaged royalty, however palace intrigue quickly threatens his life and turns him an uncomfortable messiah determine to the planet’s inhabitants, often known as Fremen. (The trailer means that Paul’s “jihad” within the books has turn out to be a “campaign” within the film.)

As a e-book, “Dune” has been sequeled, prequeled, was a number of TV miniseries and tailored into beloved pc video games. Most famously, David Lynch directed (then disowned) a movie model in 1984. And whereas Lynch’s “Dune” has some placing moments, it was additionally a field workplace bomb, and only a few e-book followers would contemplate it a trustworthy or profitable adaptation. (Alejandro Jodorwosky’s unsuccessful try and movie the e-book was the topic of a separate documentary.)

This time round, “Dune” is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, who beforehand helmed “Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049.” And it boasts an all-star forged — Chalamet is joined by Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem, amongst others.

Not like the Lynch model, this new “Dune” is just anticipated to adapt the primary half of the e-book, with a deliberate sequel dealing with the remaining. And whereas Warner Bros. is releasing the movie, its guardian firm WarnerMedia can also be planning a by-product TV sequence for HBO Max, with Villeneuve directing the pilot.

“Dune” is presently scheduled for launch in theaters on December 18, 2020. Will that really occur? Nicely, Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” (additionally from Warner Bros.) is the primary blockbuster film in theaters for the reason that pandemic started, and it appears to be doing fairly effectively, significantly outdoors america.

 

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