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Dune’s Breathtaking Trailer Is A Reminder Why Denis Villeneuve Is A Modern Master

Dune is a mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey. It is slated to be released in theaters on December 18, 2020

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Murtaza Ali Khan
Murtaza Ali Khan
Executive Director of Transcontinental Times, Murtaza Ali Khan is a noted film critic and journalist. He can be reached at murtaza.jmi@gmail.com.

The much-awaited trailer of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is finally out. The big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name, Dune is a mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey that tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who 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.

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Dune stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, David Dastmalchian, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem. Villeneuve directed Dune from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. Villeneuve also produced the film with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr.

Behind the scenes, Villeneuve reteamed with two-time Oscar-nominated production designer Patrice Vermette, two-time Oscar-nominated editor Joe Walker, two-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert, and Oscar-winning special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer. He also collaborated for the first time with Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser, three-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West, co-costume designer Bob Morgan, and stunt coordinator Tom Struthers. Oscar-winning and multiple Oscar-nominated composer Hans Zimmer is creating the score.

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Dune’s breathtaking trailer is a reminder why Denis Villeneuve is a modern master and one of the greatest filmmakers working in the epic space right now. If one were to go by the trailer then Dune promises to be nothing less than Lawrence of Arabia meets Blade Runner.

Dune is slated to be released in theaters on December 18, 2020.

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Watch the trailer here

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