Thursday, 22 July 2021

Warner Brothers unveils new DUNE trailer

Warner Brothers have dropped the second major trailer for Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's epic 1965 novel Dune.

The trailer opens with a description of the desert planet Arrakis by Chani (Zendaya), a Fremen girl with distinctive blue-in-blue eyes, one of the native humans. She goes on to explain how her planet is being ravaged by the Harkonnens, who use advanced weapons and airpower to keep the Fremen under their heel whilst they strip-mine the planet of the spice melange, the most valuable substance in the galaxy. We see atrocities being carried out by Glossu Rabban (Dave Bautista), the nephew of the Harkonnen Baron. Chani asks what is to become of her world.

On water-rich Caladan, young Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), the only heir of House Atreides, welcomes back his house's loyal retainer Duncan Idaho (Jason Momoa), a skilled warrior. He tells Duncan of dreams he's been having of a girl on Arrakis. Duncan tells him it only matters what happens when they are awake. Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) announces that the Atreides have been asked by the Emperor of the Imperium to take control of Arrakis and bring the planet to order. He proclaims that House Atreides will never ignore a call for justice or help, and declares that they accept. Leto exchanges banter with his military advisor, Gurney Halleck (Josh Brolin) before the family departs for Arrakis. Gurney warns Paul not to underestimate the Harkonnens, whose capacity for cruelty and betrayal is legendary.

On Arrakis the Atreides settle in, though Doctor Wellington Yueh (Chang Chen) is curious about Paul, whom he thinks "sees too much." The action cuts to Giedi Prime, the Harkonnen homeworld, where Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgard) declares to his mentat Piter De Vries (David Dastmalchian) that Dune, the colloquial name for Arrakis, belongs to him.

Scenes of battle and war follow as Paul declares that the Atreides are being picked off "one by one." We see both Atreides soldiers and Fremen armed with las-cannons engaging Harkonnen forces. We also see Paul and his mother Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) confronting a giant sandworm in the deep desert. Paul and his father share a moment together. We see Dr. Liet-Kynes (Sharon Duncan-Brewster) in the desert, and Jessica agreeing to protect Paul with her life. We then see Jessica taking a Fremen chieftain, Stilgar (Javier Bardem) captive in battle. There is then a huge clash of Fremen and enemy troops in the desert, where we see that Paul now has the blue-in-blue eyes himself of a native of Arrakis. The trailer ends with Jessica declaring "it's time."

Dune will be released on 22 October in cinemas and on HBO Max.

1 comment:

atlas said...

They show way too much of the movie in the trailer. The first trailer was great at not doing that.