The second trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s much-anticipated Dune adaptation has arrived, ahead of the film’s scheduled release later this year.
The three-minute preview features a series of action sequences on the planet of Arrakis, where the family of protagonist Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) is tasked with bringing peace and controlling “spice”, the most valuable substance in the universe.
Amid large-scale battle sequences and a tense standoff with a giant sandworm, the trailer also offers a closer look at the mysterious connection between Atreides and Chani, a woman that resides on the desert planet (played by Zendaya).
Appearing in Atreides’ dreams, Chani sends messages about the destruction of her homeland. “The outsiders ravage our lands in front of our eyes,” she narrates over the explosive opening of the trailer. “Their cruelty to my people is all I’ve known.”
The pair can also be seen sharing a kiss in the first trailer for the sci-fi epic, which was released back in September last year.
Based on Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel from 1965, Dune stars Rebecca Ferguson as Paul’s mother, Lady Jessica, and Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides. The star-studded cast also includes Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, and Jason Momoa.
The film will have its worldwide premiere on September 3, at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. It’s slated to hit UK and US cinemas on October 22.
Watch the latest trailer below, and revisit some of the worst and most cursed attempts to adapt Dune here.