After months of delays, director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is actually coming out on October 22nd. That means that it’s time for the marketing to start spinning up for the film again, starting with a new trailer — the first in nearly a year — for the upcoming sci-fi epic.
The new trailer gives a much better look at the actual story of Dune, which is set in a far-future interstellar empire that relies on a mysterious “spice” to enable trade and travel among the stars. That spice is only found on one planet, the desert world of Arrakis (hence the title), which leads to no small amount of conflict over who controls the world — and thus, the spice.
Also, there are sandworms.
Dune is based on the iconic science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, and the movie has a ridiculously packed cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Javier Bardem.
Originally set to be released on December 18th, 2020, Dune could be Warner Bros.’ and Legendary Pictures’ next major franchise. Plans for a sequel (that would potentially cover the second half of Herbert’s original novel) and an HBO Max prequel series, Dune: The Sisterhood, are both in the works.
Dune will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22nd.
Update July 22nd, 10:55am: Added Legendary Pictures as a co-producer on Dune.