Today we have what appears to be confirmation of the Dune trailer release date and description. According to Inside Film Room, The trailer for Dune will debut with Tenet‘s theatrical release on August 31st. However, it seems the Dune trailer will hit online as early as September 9th. This information they claim comes from a very solid source, a Canadian cinema employee. Not only that but the outlet says they have also seen said trailer and offered a description. The trailer will run for only 1.37 minutes, and act as a mere tease for what is coming in Dune.
Here is the description of the trailer from the outlet. It’s a rather lengthy description, so buckle in.
Dune Trailer Description
It opens with gorgeous, custom WB and Legendary logos that fit the gold and black aesthetic the marketing material has shown so far. Then, it hops right into an iconic scene fans of the novel will immediately recognize: the Gom Jabbar test. This scene takes place early in the novel and is the focal point of this teaser.
Before traveling to Arrakis, Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) is introduced to the Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam (Charlotte Rampling). She asks Paul to place his hand inside a box that causes Paul to feel excruciating pain without physically harming him. The catch? He’ll die if he removes his hand. The Gom Jabbar is a lethal poisonous needle that Mohiam wears on her finger and presses against Paul’s neck during this test of his humanity, awareness’s and animal instincts. You’ll discover the reason for this test during his journey.
This is nothing short of stunning from a visual perspective. The set that Chalamet and Rampling sit in is enormous and circular, with beautifully ornate carvings in the walls and floor. Sunlight beams through a skylight, and the two characters are centered in the room. The Reverend Mother is wearing a complex gown. It’s almost terrifying how the black, netted material drapes over her entire body, from head to toe. She speaks with a taunting, almost mechanical voice, explaining the test to Paul – the poor boy is clearly in over his head.
As the test plays out and his fear and pain increases, the footage is intercut with a sweeping shot of Arrakis’ deep desert, with dunes as far as the eye can see. It’s exactly how you would imagine it. They’re bright yellow, and you can feel the sun through the screen. We also get quick, big shots of almost every cast member, making their faces obvious to viewers.
We see the door open on an aircraft and the Atreides men stand in their armor as the Arrakis sun shines on them. Oscar Isaac looks absolutely regal and badass as Duke Leto Atreides. Rebecca Ferguson is hooded and smiling as Lady Jessica. And Duncan Idaho (Jason Momoa) makes a quick appearance wearing a still-suit. We also see Javier Bardem’s Stilgar remove his face mask to speak to someone. And Zendaya’s Chani climbing over rocks with a group of Fremen.
Some quick shots also include an ornithopter touching down in the desert and Paul stepping off. We also see Chang Chen as Dr. Wellington Yueh. Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Liet-Kynes, and our first look at “Beast” Glossu Rabban Harkonnen, played by Dave Bautista. He looks almost painted white or covered in dust. There is also the quickest glimpse of a large character’s head emerging from a huge tub full of a liquid that had a similar color to Rabban’s skin. This character seemed to be Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård), and it was a perfectly grotesque moment.
Throughout the teaser, the intensity of Paul’s test builds and builds with each new cast member who is introduced. Finally culminating with an epic close-up of Paul in the desert in a still-suit, walking among Fremen. The score really comes in as the title reveals itself, and I am almost certain this is a piece from Hans Zimmer himself. It sounded like a cross between Blade Runner and The Lion King. With a good amount of drums mixed in with some ethereal, synth vibes. It perfectly fits Dune.
I’m not sure what I can add to that? Am I keen to see Dune? You betcha, and for that matter the teaser trailer too. The scheduled release date for Dune is December 18th, this year. Though, with all the current delays happening in Hollywood, I am always reticent to be too sure of any date right now. What do you think of the Dune trailer release date and description? Leave your thoughts below if you can.
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SOURCE: Inside Film Room