Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villanueve is tackling one of the biggest, most ambitious sci-fi classics to date with his next film and Warner Brothers has released the first images to show audiences the star power assembled for it.
Vanity Fair is featuring the first images of the upcoming big screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi opus DUNE. Denis Villanueve is behind the camera for this adventure and the first photos of the film feature a look at the star-studded cast.
The first image features House Atreides including Duke Leto (Oscar Isaac), Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet), Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), Doctor Yueh (Chen Chang), Gurney Hallack (Josh Brolin) and Duncan Idaho (Jason Mamoa).
The next image is of Paul and his mother Lady Jessica traveling the wastes of planet Arrakis after House Atreides is attacked by the forces of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgard).
Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Issac) is one of the noblemen of the Landsraad. Having risen through the ranks, he is given the command of Planet Arrakis which was once run by House Atreides’ enemy House Harkonnen.
Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) is the Bene Gesserit concubine of Duke Leto and mother to Paul Atreides. Possessed of superior mental and physical conditioning, the Bene Gesserit are one of the most powerful factions in the universe.
The next image shows Atreides Swordmaster Duncan Idaho. Loyal to House Atreides, Duncan is a skilled fighter and teacher to young Paul.
Gurney Hallack (Josh Brolin) was trained by the best fighters in the universe and is the chief officer to Duke Leto, also serving as weapons teacher to Paul Atreides.
Chani (Zendaya) is a Fremen warrior and native of Arrakis. She appears to Paul in visions before he leaves his home planet of Caladan and the two share a connection when they finally meet.
Liet-Kynes (Sharon Duncan-Brewster) is a leading ecologist and peacekeeper on planet Arrakis. She is also the mother of Chani.
The film also stars Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Charlotte Rampling and Javier Bardem. DUNE is currently scheduled to be released December 18, 2020.