The trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s big-budget adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune with Timothée Chalamet will hit next month attached to the re-release of Christopher Nolan’s Inception on September 3rd.
Dune is directed by Denis Villeneuve with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Eric Roth, and Villeneuve. It’s currently in post-production and still holding its December release date.
In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the spice”, a drug which extends human life, provides superhuman levels of thought, and makes foldspace travel possible. Though Leto knows the opportunity is an intricate trap set by his enemies, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine Lady Jessica, young son and heir Paul, and most trusted advisers to Arrakis. Leto takes control of the spice mining operation, which is made perilous by the presence of giant sandworms. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, natives of Arrakis who live in the deep desert.
The film will cover roughly the first half of the book and is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel.
The cast includes Chalamet with Rebecca Ferguson Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.