Stunning New 'Dune' Trailer Is Begging You to See 'Dune' in Theaters
If you know anything about Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel Dune, besides the fact that it’s kind of extra, it’s that the latest film adaptation has been highly anticipated for a long time. Pretty much ever since David Lynch released his own somewhat ill-fated version in 1984, fans have been asking for a bigger, better Dune film. It’s the white whale of sci-fi—a book so unfilmable everyone wants to try. Perhaps that’s why, when Warner Bros. announced in 2019 that Arrival director Denis Villeneuve would be the next to give it a shot, the general consensus was, “Well, if anyone can do it, he can.” The suspense was real.
Then Covid-19 happened, theaters shuttered, and what was supposed to be 2020’s most anticipated film became 2021’s most anticipated film. Then Warner Bros. announced that its entire slate of 2021 films—including Dune—would premiere on its streaming service, HBO Max, the same day they hit theaters. Villeneuve, a cinephile in every sense of the word, was livid, writing in Variety that the decision “might have just killed the Dune franchise” by not giving …
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