Denis Villenueve’s ‘Dune’ Trailer Drops

After months of speculation and waiting it’s finally here. The first official trailer for Denis Villenueve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune can be viewed.

6 thoughts on “Denis Villenueve’s ‘Dune’ Trailer Drops

  1. It’s probably due to a couple of factors. One, the trailer is a little disjointed, but that’s typical of trailers. The other may be due to old gaffers like myself having a soft spot for Lynch’s ‘Dune’. A bewildering mix of stunning visuals and perplexing story choices.

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    1. It could also be something to do with the somewhat bewildering choice of ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ as music in the background. I do hope that’s just a filler in the trailer, and that they choose to go with some new music in the final cut. Much as I like Pink Floyd, I simply don’t think it fits.

      PS I’m an old gaffer too… I didn’t rate Lynch’s effort. Although the SciFi Channel’s miniseries had its (many) flaws, I think that version is a far superior rendition of the story. But above all: I do wish that the movie industry would quit making blasted remakes! There’s a wealth of material that’s never been touched. When will someone make a film out of Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, for instance? That’s a story whose time has come.

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  2. I’ve heard from several people that they think ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ is a great choice. I don’t.

    You’re correct about the remakes though. ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress’ would be great to see adapted. My personal dream film at the moment would be Niven’s ‘Ringworld’. It’s scale is utterly unfilmable though.

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  3. Isn’t Dune supposed to be one of those stories that are “unfilmable”? I have a soft spot for David Lynch’s Dune, but Villenueve’s visual style makes this the only movie I want to see this year. I’m led to believe that this will be split into two movies. Not sure how I feel about a 2 year wait to see the conclusion.

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