New Dune Trailer Delivers Sci-Fi On An Epic Scale

Dune's release is finally just over the horizon, and the next trailer for Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi epic has arrived.

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The latest trailer for Dune, Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the science fiction classic, is here. We got our first look at the film almost a year ago with the original trailer for the film, and now the latest promo is here. The movie hits theaters and HBO Max on October 21.

The trailer is quite long--over three minutes--and it 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 (Timothée Chalamet), who has been having visions of Arrakis and 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 Frank Herbert's novel will recognize a lot of scenes and characters, and director Denis Villeneuve has clearly delivered on the novel's epic scale. Check the trailer out below:

Villeneuve's Dune is unique from previous adaptations in that instead of being a single piece of work, as with David Lynch's Dune and the 2000 Syfy mini-series, this film only covers the first half of the first novel. Those who have seen the first 10 minutes of the film, which has been available in some IMAX theaters, have said that the footage is preceded by the text "Dune: Part One." At the same time, neither Warner Bros. nor Villeneuve has said anything official about when a sequel is coming or if it's even been greenlit.

Two batches of cast posters revealed by distributor Legendary Pictures give us an idea of what we can expect from the film. For example, Feyd Rautha, House Harkonnen's answer to Paul Atreides, has not been cast and doesn't appear in any of those images.

Director Denis Villeneuve, best known for Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, helmed Dune. The film sports a star-studded cast, that also includes Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, David Dastmalchian, and more.

After a handful of delays, Dune releases to theaters on October 22, 2021. In the meantime, check out all the details you may have missed in that first trailer and how the first Dune's Paul, Kyle MacLachlan, feels about Dune hitting HBO Max.

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