Dune, the new and expected of Villeneuve
Our pulse does not tremble when we write that this is possibly the greatest challenge that Denis Villeneuve ahead. Yeah we know take over Blade Runner 2049 It was not exactly an easy task, but it is difficult to compare it with the mission of carrying out an adaptation like that of Dune in the times (so demanding) that run.
The Frank Herbert novel is considered by many as the greatest exponent of the literature of the Science fiction, has sold more than 12 million books around the world and is just the starting point of an important series of books that do nothing more than make up a tremendously rich universe. Such is its repercussion and influence that even George Lucas has admitted once being inspired by it when he devised Star Wars. There is nothing.
After several attempts on the screen (with very different results and never especially good), the Canadian director has decided to undertake this adventure that we will see in theaters (if the pandemic allows it) in December of this year. its premiere It could not be more expected: in addition to the importance of the work itself, the film is a bet in style, with a luxury cast in which there is no lack of such media faces as Timothée Chalamet (its protagonist) or Zendaya, among many others.
His first trailer arrived just 48 hours ago and already has more than 9 million views. And among the many who will have seen it, of course, is Matt Skuta, who has not hesitated to compare it with the 1984 trailer and draw similarities. And hey there are them.
Dune 2020 vs Dune 1984
It is on Matt Skuta’s YouTube channel that we have found this curious video in which the 1984 and 2020 trailers are put face to face. As you probably already know, in the mid-80s, David lynch He was also encouraged to direct a film based on the novel, with Kyle MacLachlan, Silvana Mangano, Brad Dourif and José Ferrer (among others), as protagonists.
The investment in the film was huge, however, the hit at the box office was just as epic. To this day, yes, it is considered by some as a cult film and many have even retracted or softened their criticism of this film.
That is why you will surely like the comparison, in which you can see face to face the two advances of Dune to find their resemblance. There are plenty scenes similar as the thick part of the intro (with a close-up of Paul Atreides, his awakening in bed – which occurs in the first pages of the book – and, of course, the proof of the Gom Jabbar).
You will also see fighting scenes, the great deserts of Dune, Paul and Chani, the arrival of the Atreides family in Arrakis and of course the great sandworm, among other images.
The best thing, anyway, is that you enjoy it, so we leave you with it mounting then. Have you ever seen the 1984 movie? Are you looking forward to this new version?