Frank Herbert’s Dune is one of the foundational works of modern sci-fi literature, which, to add, is not an easy read as it is very diverse, and he is not averse to surrealism and fantasy. It is no coincidence that Alejandro Jodorowsky and David Lynch, two directors often working with surrealistic motifs, also tried to adapt Herbert’s universe to film. The former managed to do this at all, the latter only to a minimal extent, and it can even be considered a failure. But then now! Denis Villeneuve, who has already successfully resurrected the Winged Bounty Hunter, can go a long way with the Dune, if at all, after much postponement, goes to the cinemas. The latest preview of this has exploded, which only further increases our expectations, and that is why we want the coronavirus epidemic not to re-emerge.
At the centre of the Dune stands the young Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet). From his point of view, we get to know this exciting and cruel world. According to the story, we are in the distant future when Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac), Paul’s father, accepts the great task of overseeing the desert planet Arrakis, the Dune, which contains a precious, high-power spice. He takes his companion, Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), Paul, and his trusted advisers here, as he expects traps. Of course, his fears are justified, so hell breaks loose, and Paul and Jessica have to seek refuge with the local natives, the Fremen.
The Dune Overseas will hit theatres and HBO Max on October 22 and will continue to be unveiled here on October 14. He directed the film and co-wrote the screenplay with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve. In addition to the stars mentioned, it features such big names as Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista.