Today, Warner Bros. released a new trailer for Dune, director Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the science fiction classic. The trailer is the first since the initial trailer was dropped last September. We now know that the motion picture will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September before it hits theaters and HBO Max on October 22nd. Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding. He must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence — a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential — only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
The trailer delivers a lot of drama, action, and incredible spectacle. It starts with Zendaya’s character Chani talking about the desert planet Arrakis and how it has been ravaged by the “outsiders.” It then introduces the main character Paul Atreides, played by Timothée Chalamet, who has been having visions of Arrakis. The trailer sets up the main plot, in which the House of Atreides comes to the planet to secure peace, setting up a conflict with the evil Harkonnens. Fans of the Frank Herbert novel will recognize a lot of scenes and characters, and director Denis Villeneuve, best known for Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, appears to have delivered on the novel’s epic scale. Dune sports a star-studded cast that also includes Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, David Dastmalchian, and more.