Watch Denis Villeneuve’s DUNE Trailer Then Compare it to 1984 Version

Dune Official Trailer


Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune,” the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name.


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, who 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.


The film boasts a star-studded cast with Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Javier Bardem.


Villeneuve directed “Dune” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. Villeneuve also produced the film with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr. . Oscar-winning and multiple Oscar-nominated composer Hans Zimmer is creating the score. You may have noticed the Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd in the trailer above.


Here’s a fun experiment using a side-by-side, shot-for-shot comparison between the trailer for Dune (2020) and the David Lynch’s version of Dune (1984).


Dune (1984/2021*) side-by-side comparison (trailer #1)


A side-by-side, shot-for-shot comparison between the trailer for Dune (2020) and the 1984 film


The film is slated to be released in theaters on December 18, 2020.


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