Trailer for Dune 2020 Release!
With the not-so-many movie releases this year, it's exciting to see that the trailer for Dune 2020 has been released! It's arguably one of the most anticipated movies of the year and we can finally get a glimpse of what to expect from this iconic sci-fi.
Dune focuses Chalamet, the son of Isaac, a nobleman who is asked to oversee Arrakis, a perilous desert planet with a precious and magical spice - bringing in grand concepts including fate and power. The original novel written by Herbert in 1965 is regarded as a foundational sci-fi text which has influenced many genre TV shows and movies since it was published.
There's two previous screen versions already out - David Lynch's version from 1986 and a panned TV miniseries in 2000 - but this one has had much more excitement surrounding it's release. It's not the first time this film has been attempted, but director Denis Villeneuve (director of Blade Runner 2049, Sicario and Arrival) announced he would take it on.
The cast is stacked full of our favourite actors and actresses, including Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard and Zendaya.
It's an epic trailer full of the film's big moments, thrilling fights, enormous sandworks and the famous line "fear is the mind killer". The film's production have also released an 18-min cutdown of a virtual panel Stephen Colbert hosted with Villeneuve and the cast of Dune. It's clear from the trailer and the panel that there's been a lot of work put into the making of Dune, and it's bound to be epic!
It was shot on Jordan and Norway, as well as some studio editing - with Villeneuve making it a condition of taking on the film to shoot on location in the desert. He said that Dune was a book he recalled as a vivid experience when he read it in his youth, and wanted to give the film the same feel. He said "I had to shoot the movie in a real desert" with his argument being "they didn't shoot Jaws in a swimming pool.
In order to bring Dune to the big screen, he "needed to be as close to nature as possible and make Dune as close to us as possible, so when people see the movie they will be amazed by the power of the landscape". With the movie being about us, he wants us to "feel deep inside our soul" and feel what he was feeling when he read the book. With motivation like that, it's bound to be an exciting film to watch!
The film is set to be released in Australia on Boxing Day 2020, and should be in New Zealand around that time too - and we can't wait!