While we all await the arrival of Dunes in theaters, a new one was broadcast on YouTube featurette of the upcoming film that shows in detail the families protagonists of the work, taken as we know from the sci-fi novels by Frank Herbert.
The houses of Dune in the new featurette
It is a featurette in the original language, lasting about 4 and a half minutes, in which there are also several unreleased scenes.
Here she is:
Dune plot, details and release date
Set on the planet Arrakis, we find ourselves exploring the story of two warring galactic royal families, the House of Atreides and the House of Harkonnen. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated, his son Paul and wife Jessica escape only to be saved by the Fremen, who become Paul’s personal army against the Harkonnen as they develop powers from the spice, a substance that extends life and makes possible the interstellar travel. A tangled web of royal intrigue is revealed as the Emperor and other cosmic powers attempt to wipe out the house of Atreides.
The protagonist will be Timothée Chalamet, in the role of Paul Atreides. Her mother, Lady Jessica, will be played by Rebecca Ferguson. Duke Leto will have the face of Oscar Isaac, flanked by loyal Gurney Halleck and Duncan Idaho played by Josh Brolin And Jason Mamoa. Zendaya instead it will be Chani, a mysterious Fremen girl who will capture Paul’s interest; the girl’s Fremen tribe will be led by Javier Bardem, in the guise of Stilgar. The main antagonists will be Stellan Skarsgård, the evil Baron Harkonnen, and Dave Bautista, in the guise of his nephew Rabban.
Denis Villeneuve he directed Dunes and co-wrote the script with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth, based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. The film is produced by Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve, Cale Boyter And Joe Caracciolo, Jr. Executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt And Kim Herbert.
The release date of Dunes in Italian cinemas is set for next September 16 (in the US it will arrive on October 22).
The film will also be screened out of competition, as a world premiere, at the 78th Venice Biennale International Film Festival which will take place from 1 to 11 September 2021.