While all the other films are getting delayed this year, Denis Villeneuve's Dune manages to keep its December release date. Promotion is now ongoing for one of the most anticipated films of the year, and we have a new still of Timothee Chalamet with co-star Josh Brolin.
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Talking to Empire, Villeneuve also had this to say about Chalamet's character Paul Atreides:
"It's Paul's first contact with the deep desert, where he's mesmerized by it… He has a strange feeling of being home. There's a lot of action at this specific moment, and [it's] one of the scenes in the movie that I'm starting to get pretty proud of."
While we have yet to get our first trailer for Dune, there's already a lot of hype building towards the film. Dune is considered one of the biggest influences in the sci-fi genre, and having the movie adaptation directed by one of the most celebrated sci-fi directors is a huge deal. Let's just hope that Villeneuve manages to make this a commercial success and not just a critical one.
If anything, the movie already looks amazing, and it's managed to nab some great cast members from Oscar Isaac to Jason Momoa. We don't know when we're going to get our first trailer yet, but I imagine that WB will want to promote this more than just 4 months before the release.
A mythic and emotionally charged hero's journey, "Dune" tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
Dune is set to hit theaters Dec. 18.