These days, everyone is buzzing about director Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi masterpiece, Dune. And rightly so, considering the gorgeous images slowly being revealed from the production.

Today, Empire Online released a new, exclusive image of Timothée Chalamet and Josh Brolin as Paul Atreides and Gurney Halleck, respectively.

Timoth\u00e9e Chalamet and Josh Brolin as Paul Atreides and Gurney HalleckCredit: Empire

Villeneuve spoke to Empire about the moment and the characters.

"It’s Paul’s first contact with the deep desert, where he’s mesmerized by it," Villeneuve told Empire. "He has a strange feeling of being home. There’s a lot of action at this specific moment, and [it's] one of the scenes in the movie that I’m starting to get pretty proud of."

In the story, Paul Atreides is a stranger and an alien to the dangerous desert world of Arrakis, where huge sandworms are the dominant species.

The image is a part of the release of Empire's Celebration of Cinema issue, which comes out May 14.

Additional images were released in Vanity Fair last month, showcasing Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, and Rebecca Ferguson in costume. The article provides an incredible glimpse of what it was like for the cast to shoot in the exhausting heat of Jordan and Abu Dhabi.

Check out our ongoing coverage of Villeneuve's Dune, as well as a fun look at Jodorowsky's Dune from the 1970s.

Villeneuve's sci-fi epic will be released in two parts.

Currently, Dune will see a theatrical release on Dec. 18, 2020.

Source: Empire