The Dune movie trailer teaser features the first footage of Timothée Chalamet's Paul Atreides, and confirms the full trailer releases tomorrow. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the upcoming science fiction film adapts Frank Herbert's 1965 novel of the same name. Although a previous film adaptation was attempted by David Lynch, it wasn't well-received, giving Villeneuve a somewhat clean slate for his own take.
As of now, Dune is scheduled to hit theaters in December, but considering the slew of delays to 2020 movies it's unclear if that date will stick. Of course, since movie theaters around the world - including in the United States - are beginning to reopen, it's entirely possible Dune will meet its December release date. In fact, Dune distributor Warner Bros. recently released Tenet in theaters, so it's likely Villeneuve's movie remains on track. As such, Warner Bros. is ramping up the marketing for Dune with a trailer teaser revealing when the full trailer will be released online.
On Twitter, Warner Bros. released the Dune movie trailer teaser via the social media site's official movies account, confirming the full-length promo will arrive tomorrow. In the trailer teaser, the video highlights the all-star cast Villeneuve has assembled for Dune, then includes a brief bit of footage featuring Chalamet's protagonist, Paul Atreides. Check it out below.
As highlighted in the trailer teaser, the Dune movie cast is stacked with talented performers. In addition to Chalamet, Villeneuve's movie stars Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem. Of this extensive list, key performers include Isaac as Paul's father Duke Leto Atreides, Ferguson as Paul's mother Lady Jessica, Zendaya as Paul's love interest Chani, and Brolin and Momoa as Paul's mentors Gurney Halleck and Duncan Idaho, respectively. Villeneuve has no doubt assembled a cast of talented and well-known stars for his Dune movie and it appears they're the focus of Warner Bros' marketing campaign based on this trailer.
However, the full Dune movie trailer will no doubt reveal more than just the cast, as it's sure to offer insight into how Villeneuve will be adapting Herbert's expansive science fiction world and story. Going off the little snippet of Chalamet in the trailer teaser and Villeneuve's past work, Dune is sure to be stylish with striking visuals. Villeneuve has proven adept at incorporating science fiction visuals into realistic-looking movies, which will hopefully help the filmmaker deliver an accessible version of Herbert's Dune. Insight into Villeneuve's adaptation will be revealed soon enough when the official Dune movie trailer releases online tomorrow.