It’s no secret that a Dune remake was coming. With a HUGE cast including Poe (Oscar Isaac), Thanos (Josh Brolin), Drax (Dave Bautista), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Mary-Jane (Zendaya) in addition to an equally impressive cast of people you probably know from everything from Blade Runner to Bond films to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon we did expect the film to be fairly epic but with the first trailer dropping overnight epic might be an understatement.
Dune for those who are unfamiliar is a 1965 American Sci-Fi novel that spawned 5 sequel books by author Frank Herbert. These went on to inspire games, prequel books (some written by Herbert’s son and Star Wars/X-Files writer Kevin J Anderson). And of course the 1984 David Lynch film sharing the same name. The basics centre around the son of a Duke on the desert planet Arrakis where the most valuable resource comes from mining spice that can extend human life amongst giving other abilities.
The first trailer for the film which is currently slated for release THIS YEAR (Yes! December for worldwide release) shows off a film that much like the 1984 film is based on the novels but adapting them for film by Blade Runner 2049’s Denis Villeneuve as Director/Writer. You can check out the full trailer below in all it’s epicness which is more than just a teaser with a lot of the cast and costumes we have seen in earlier released on set images. The trailer gives us a lot to be excited about and does a little better than just teasing sandworms (there are giant sandworms on this planet too for those not in the know).
With the movie being slated for release worldwide in mid-December (along with many other films pushed for late release around the same time) this could be the stand out epic for 2020 but what do you think? Are you psyched for this update to Dune? Would you want to see all the Dune books adapted for film? Is Kevin Bacon’s Tremors just a rip off of the Dune Sandworms? Let us know in the comments down below.
Dune is currently slated for World-wide release on December 16, 2020