Well, we’ve recently received our first real look at Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, one of the most hotly anticipated films of the year (although, to be fair, it’s a sparse field) and it looks frickin’ sick. The grand sense of scale, the production design, the cast, the music: all add up to one of the most exciting trailers we’ve seen this year.
And that’s just speaking as a regular movie goer. If you’re a dyed-in-the-wool Dune fan—or, as we prefer to call ourselves, “irredeemably dorky nerd”—you’re gonna wet the bed over some of the details in the brief three minutes of far-future fantastical fun on display in the film’s most recent trailer.
Dune is a dense, detail-rich text, full of arcane language, outré concepts, complex political situations, weird technologies and more. Dune is so weird that when the old David Lynch film adaptation hit cinemas back in 1984, theatres handed out a printed glossary to each paying punter to help them navigate the strange universe they were about to be plunged into.