Good news! A trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is finally on the way, although at this point a journey to Arrakis itself seems more feasible than actually going out to a movie theater.
Warner Bros. confirmed that the long-awaited trailer will launch globally September 9 at 9am PST.. Meanwhile, a teaser for the trailer will play in front of Tenet (another Warner Bros. film) for international audiences August 30 and U.S. audiences August 31. This will be the first publicly seen footage of the highly-anticipated sci-fi epic, based on Frank Herbert’s iconic novel and featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
It’s unclear whether WB will stick with the film’s currently scheduled release date of December 18, considering many movie theaters in the U.S. remain closed and audiences are reluctant to go out in public during the pandemic. It’s possible this trailer could feature a new release date, but it’s more likely that the December date will remain intact for now (or possibly be replaced with the vague “Coming to Theaters” adopted by Tenet trailers earlier this year).
Dune was famously adapted back in 1984 by David Lynch, although that version was a notorious box office failure. After crafting a surprisingly good Blade Runner sequel, Villenueve seems like the right person to helm a new adaptation, and like many of his fans I’m dying to see what his version of Dune looks like. For more new trailers, check out the trailer for Netflix’s horror-comedy sequel The Babysitter: Killer Queen.