Watch out for sandworms: Dune trailer offers us our first have a look at an epic world

Timothée Chalamet stars as Paul Atriedes in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming adaptation of Dune.

Warner Bros. debuted the primary trailer at this time for Dune, director Denis Villeneuve’s formidable (might it’s the rest?) adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sprawling epic novel. It was preceded by a livestreamed occasion through which Late Present host Stephen Colbert interviewed Villeneuve and a number of other solid members: Timothée Chalamet (who stars as Paul Atreides), Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Jason Momoa, and Sharon Duncan-Brewster.

Dune is ready within the distant future and follows the fortunes of assorted noble homes in what quantities to a feudal interstellar society. A lot of the motion takes place on the planet Arrakis, the place the economic system is pushed largely by a uncommon life-extending drug known as melange (“the spice”) that additionally conveys a type of prescience. There’s faster-than-light area journey, a prophecy regarding a messianic determine, big sandworms, and plenty of battles, as protagonist Paul Atreides (a duke’s son) contends with rival Home Harkonnen and strives to defeat the forces of Shaddam IV, Emperor of the Recognized Universe.

That temporary synopsis hardly does justice to the sweep and massive cultural affect of Herbert’s novel. When it was first printed, the Chicago Tribune known as it “one of many monuments of contemporary science fiction.” Astronomers have used the names of fictional planets in Dune to determine numerous topographical options on Saturn’s moon Titan. Herbert wrote 5 sequels, and the franchise additionally consists of board video games, laptop video games, and quite a few prequels and sequels written by his son, Brian Herbert, with Kevin J. Anderson.

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