There’s a new trailer out for Dune, which arrives in theatres and HBO Max on October 22nd. I’m excited to see this film, mainly because I have a lot of love for direct Denis Villeneuve.
While I think the film looks great, epic and bold, I genuinely fear that it’s going to not be the success Warner Brothers needs/wants it to be to merit a sequel, which would cover the second half of the book. Villeneuve is a visionary director, and his Blade Runner 2049 was a masterpiece, but it was also a film that severely underperformed at the box office. I worry Dune could share the same fate.
We’ll find out this fall.