The biggest concern about a new Dune movie is whether or not it looks and feels right. The 1965 novel by Frank Herbert is considered one of the best science fiction novels of all time for good reason. The story is compelling and epic, and the world-building deeply immersive. So, for longtime fans, the first trailer is the moment where we ask ourselves: Does this work? Does this seem like legit Dune?
Now that the first trailer has dropped the answer is a big yes. Outside of the brilliant casting of Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the first full Dune 2020 gets two things perfectly correct. Mild spoilers ahead.
First up, let’s watch this first trailer!
There’s a lot to unpack here, but let’s just call out two absolutely brilliant aspects of the trailer that are totally working.