To assume that our outlet is the only place anticipating a new Denis Villeneuve film would be a bald-faced lie. If one thing is for sure, Denis has been proving himself time and time again. He can handle the small and intimate incredibly well, but even on larger scale films like Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, he also makes absolute masterpieces. So, when it was announced he would be tackling Frank Herbert’s Dune, some people were unsure, but not us, not me.
Earlier last week, Tenet received a short teaser for the trailer to be played before the film. I’m not ever a fan of teaser’s for a trailer, but even less so when they appear in a theatre. That being said, the trailer absolutely has me anticipating and counting down every single day until the 9th – which is today, and why I’m here writing this. Today we’re getting the trailer for (potentially) part one of two Dune adaptations (part one would cover half the book at a time).
What is Dune about? Here’s the synopsis from Wikipedia.
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.
It premiered on TwitterMovies, in a very strange and unique way. It began with an interview from the cast with Stephen Colbert first. I know this year has been super weird and strange, but why are trailers premiering on Twitter or Fortnite? And why are those the ones I end up writing about?
And holy. shit.
The cast clearly loves each other, and they speak about how important the film is in regards to change, but it how affected them. Jason Momoa is such a sweet man who ends the live feed by saying he loves his friends. This film looks massive. I can not wait.
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As of writing this, it’s 100 days away. We can’t wait to see it.