Timothée Chalamet And Zendaya Brood Their Way Through Epic Dune Trailer

Timothée Chalamet And Zendaya Brood Their Way Through Epic Dune Trailer

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Timothée Chalamet is afraid. But he’s not letting the fear grip him.

A trademark floppy-haired Chalamet anchors the new trailer for upcoming sci-fi epic Dune, wherein he broods about his future, wears a breathing tube to navigate inhospitable terrain, and even briefly locks lips with his co-star Zendaya, though it might just be a mirage. It all might be, in fact — the murky Dune epic follows Chalamet’s Paul Atreides as he navigates the interconnected politics of a new world while also coming of age.

“The dream is, like, [for] the theater to be rocking,” Chalamet told MTV News’s Josh Horowitz in 2018 about then being in final negotiations for his lead role. “To work on something of that scale — I’m not afraid of the green screen-isms of it all,” he said, noting that he still wasn’t sure if that was director Denis Villeneuve’s plan quite yet. From the trailer alone, and its massive scope, it’s a safe bet that digital technology was, in fact, implemented to help execute such a grand vision.

“I’m just talking the big-budget nature of it,” Chalamet continued then. “I can imagine on something else, particularly for this long shooting periods, you can get there on a certain day and be like, ‘What am I doing?’ But what’s amazing with Denis is that his movies are so rapidly intelligent.”

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The trailer — our first complete look at Villeneuve’s particular eye on the world of Dune — is not just the Chalamet show, though. The film boasts an impressive ensemble cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, and more. But of course, it’s loaded with plenty of moody moments in which Chalamet can walk through sand in a large coat and stare off into the distance like a darker, more tortured Luke Skywalker longing for adventures far away from Tatooine.

Dune is the latest big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel, following a 1984 take from David Lynch and a 2000 miniseries on what was then the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy). Villeneuve, the visionary behind Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, helms the 2020 version, which was originally due to be released in December. The trailer doesn’t offer a release date, though it does specify where you’ll be able to see the film when it drops: “Only in theaters.”

Watch Chalamet brood, yell, and embrace his destiny in the first Dune trailer above.