Dune Posters Find Thoughtful Mood Characters | Movies
Since the film does not come out on screens (large and little if Warners really has its way) until October, we naturally haven’t seen too much recently on Denis Villeneuve’s ambitious and actor-heavy adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi tome Dune. Now, however, some character posters featuring some of the main cast are live.
It’s quite your standard feel of character posters – desaturated colors, harsh faces, and face text – and honestly, while they do have an elegant sheen, there’s something a bit lacking about them. Hopefully there will be a new trailer soon to blow us all away – we’re still extremely excited to see what Villeneuve has achieved with the film. Oh, and so far Dave Bautista’s likes have been left off the poster list, but maybe he’ll get his chance in due course.
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Dune takes place in a galaxy where the mixture of spices is what makes interstellar travel possible. It’s mined from a lost hole in the desert known as Arrakis, aka Dune, and it’s a place the Emperor orders Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) to take over. He leaves with his concubine, Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), a nun / witch Bene Gesserit with a penchant for prophecy, his son Paul (Timothee Chalamet) and a few loyal members of the household, including swordbender Duncan Idaho (Jason Momoa) and Master-at-Arms Gurney Halleck (Josh Brolin).
Unfortunately for the Atreides family, this is a big trap set by Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgard), who previously controlled the planet, and wants it back – gathering traitors and troops in abundance to help make it happen. With the Atreides family dispersed, Paul finds himself with the local people, known as the Fremen, who have mastered life on sandy and hard terrain. They are led by Stilgar (Javier Bardem), who is also the father of Chani (Zendaya), a warrior among his people. They will help guide Paul to what might be his destiny to exercise his own control over the place and uncover the enormous deadly sands worms that roam beneath the surface, seeking to engulf travelers and reckless machines …
Dune will be in theaters in the US and on HBO Max in the US starting October 22, the same day it hits theaters in the UK.