Watch the trailer for Dune, the most spectacular-looking film of 2020 1 year ago

Watch the trailer for Dune, the most spectacular-looking film of 2020

2020 hasn't been a great year for the film industry - it hasn't been a great year for most things, apart from Zoom's share price, to be honest.

But there is one giant movie we are still very excited about coming this year - Dune, the adaptation of the beloved sci-fi novel of the same name.


It is directed by Denis Villeneuve, the man behind ArrivalPrisonersSicari and Blade Runner 2049.

And it has one of the most stacked casts in recent movie history: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.

The epic novel by Frank Herbert is set in the far future, in deep space, where war is raged over a mysterious drug known as 'spice'.

It has long been deemed unfilmable, but that hasn't stopped people trying. A 1970s version starring Salvador Dali and Mick Jagger is one of the most famous unmade movies of all time.


David Lynch did managed to adapt in 1984, starring Twin Peak's Kyle MacLachlan, Sting, and Patrick Stewart. Both critics and fans of the book hated it, but it is a glorious mess that retains a cult following.

There was also a series of Sci-Fi Channel TV miniseries in the early 2000s featuring a young James McAvoy that were more faithful to the books, but suffered from trying to imagine Herbert's vision on a TV budget.