Happy trailer day everyone! Following a ‘DUNE Trailer Debut Event Conversation’ on Twitter Movies, featuring Stephen Colbert’s Q&A with the movie’s cast, the full-length Dune (2021) Official Trailer has been released.
Even the presentation of the trailer reveal was emotional, being accompanied by a conversation between Stephen Colbert, also a long-time fan of Dune, the director Denis Villeneuve, and eight of the star-studded cast members who play the key figures of House Atreides and the Fremen tribes: Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Timothée Chalamet, and Zendaya.
Besides hearing the actors describe their characters in their own words, we learn more about the experience of filming in the real deserts of Jordan and other massive sets, where the focus was on practical effects. The overall sentiment was that Dune will be an absolute spectacle to watch, however it’s themes are especially inspirational and pertinent to the world we live in today. According to Villeneuve, “Dune is a movie about the capacity for adaptation, because there are a lot of changes coming. That’s why I think that Dune is more relevant then ever.”
Watch the full behind-the-scenes Q&A (17 minutes) with the cast of the Dune movie here:
Update (Sep 10): The official Dune movie account posted a couple of additional tidbits from the conversation exclusively to Reddit. In the first clip Josh Brolin describes his character Gurney Halleck, a warrior with a love of poetry. He confirms that in the movie he does play an actual baliset, the string instrument favored by Gurney, however also admitted that it was another cast member who stole the show when the instrument first arrived on set.
In the second clip Stephen Colbert enthusiastically recounts his experience of discovering the Dune novel in his youth.
Source: Twitter Movies broadcast, Dune subreddit via WB Pictures / Legendary Official account