Dune is one among the best fantasy books ever written, and therefore the first trailer for the newest adaptation has finally arrived, giving fans a glimpse at director Denis Villeneuve’s combat Frank Herbert’s iconic novel.
The highly star-studded cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Javier Bardem. Villeneuve is not any stranger to epic fantasy, either, having previously directed Arrival and Blade Runner 2049.
The trailer was unveiled during a Q&A session hosted by Steven Colbert, featuring Villeneuve and members of the cast discussing their upcoming film.
Dune is planned to be the earliest of two movies build on Herbert’s original book; the film to be released this year reflects the first half, while the second movie (which doesn’t yet have a title or release date) will cover the rest of the novel. Warner Bros. is betting big that Dune is going to be its next big franchise: there’s also an HBO Max prequel series in works titled Dune:
Dune will hit theaters on December 18th, 2020.