See More From Denis Villenueve's 'Dune'

Timothée Chalamet - Dune
Empire Online gives us more images and insights from the filmmakers on the highly anticipated Dune!

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.

Timothée Chalamet and Josh Brolin as Paul Atreides and Gurney Halleck
Credit: 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.     

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Practically is Michael Bay's Dune, more action and less brain.

May 13, 2020 at 10:32AM


The hook to this movie is going to be early on, when Paul sticks his hand in the witch box to get tested. If they nail that scene, the audience will buy into everything else.

May 13, 2020 at 10:33AM, Edited May 13, 10:33AM