THIS JUST IN! Denis Villeneuve’s DUNE (2020) trailer

Woo wee!! Can you believe it’s been five months since the first official FIRST LOOK photos of DUNE were released?! I remember hyperventilating then just looking at a bunch of photos, well… finally, the trailer is here!


I had been standing in front of my laptop since 10:45 CST… waiting w/ bated breath to see the trailer. Well, as it turns out the studios had a special event Q&A w/ the director Denis Villeneuve and the entire cast, hosted by Stephen Colbert, here’s the convo if you missed it:


My reaction is: WOO HOO!!! Cannot. freakin’. wait for this!! As if I weren’t anticipating this enough already, the Q&A w/ the cast/crew really whet my appetite even more! The world building, the set pieces, outstanding ensemble cast… boy, it LOOKS AMAZING! Glorious, atmospheric, mysterious, suspenseful… everything I expect from a sci-fi epic.

I respect Villeneuve as a filmmaker and I trust that he’s going to bring something that’s truly worth the hype!

Hollywood’s it-boy Timothée Chalamet is perfectly cast here as Paul Atreides… the narration of DUNE’s famous quote about fear gives me goosebumps!

“Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear and I will permit it to pass over me. When the fear is gone, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

I quite like the pairing of him and Zendaya too as Chani, a Fremen woman.

Full cast: Timothée Chalamet, 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.

Great seeing several of them on the Twitter trailer event Q&A today!! They all look happy, even emotional, seeing the trailer, just like the fans!

Twitter trailer event Q&A w/ director + cast

DUNE’s full synopsis:

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Chalamet as Paul Atredes with Charlotte Rampling’s Gaius Helen Mohiam

The film is currently set for theatrical release on December 18 in the U.S. and the UK.

Well, what do you think of the DUNE teaser?

12 thoughts on “THIS JUST IN! Denis Villeneuve’s DUNE (2020) trailer

  1. Looks great, if it does open this December, I hope my immune system will be strong enough and I won’t get too worried being in a theater. Definitely want to see it on the big IMAX and Dolby Cinema’s screen. I’m still a bit concern about this one is just the first part of a two planned films, I don’t know if it’s going to be a hit like the studio hope it’s going to be. Keep my fingers crossed that it will be great film and make tons of cash so we can see the second part.

    1. I sure hope it will definitely open in theaters!! I did see TENET on EMAX, there were only 12 ppl in a theater w/ 250+ capacity so no issue w/ social distancing. Yeah, the two-part plan is risky but I can’t imagine they’d put the plug on the second one though, but then again, I thought Blade Runner 2049 was gonna be a hit.

      1. Just read on a couple of rumor mills that Warner Bros. will likely move Dune to next year, probably to be their next big summer movie since The Batman was moved to next October. Apparently they’re going to slide Wonder Woman 1984 into Dune’s spot in December. Also, at the end of this trailer, it didn’t say when the film will open so that’s a hint that it probably won’t make it into theaters this year.

        I’m going to wait a few more weeks and if Tenet is still playing in theaters, I’ll go check out on an early show. Currently, I get sick way too easily since I had surgery and my immune system is still way too weak. 😦

  2. OK, this looks fucking awesome. I hope it’s a 2-part film just to get a full-depth of the story. I will also give Villeneuve credit for at least using Pink Floyd’s “Eclipse” as the music since Alejandro Jodorowsky wanted Floyd to do some of the music for his version that was never made.

    1. I actually was more excited for it after hearing it’ll be a two-part, given the breadth of the story. Oh, nice tidbit about the Pink Floyd’s song, that’s cool that they used it here!

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  4. I am glad you are excited as well Ruth. This looks great. That cast is outstanding. As far as the look of the film, its not quite what I picture Dune to look like in my head, and I mean that in a good way. Its looks very visually interesting and I can’t wait to be absorbed in it.

    1. Y’know I love a good sci-fi epic, but I have not even seen the original David Lynch version. From the time I saw a glimpse of the photos from this version, I was already excited. I really don’t know what to expect but I like Villeneuve’s work so I hope he can do the books justice.

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