Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve, is the third attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's sprawling 1965 novel for the screen. David Lynch directed a previous film version in 1984 to mixed success, whilst SyFy (then the Sci-Fi Channel) helmed an adaptation of the first three novels in the series in 2000 and 2003. Villeneuve's film adapts roughly the first half of the first novel.
The stacked cast includes Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgard as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir Hawat, Zendaya as Chani, David Dastmalchian as Piter De Vries, Chang Chen as Dr. Wellington Yueh, Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Dr. Liet-Kynes, Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho and Javider Bardem as Stilgar.
The film will gets its premiere on 3 September at the Venice Film Festival ahead of its general release in cinemas and HBO Max on 22 October. A new trailer is expected to be released in the next few days.