This Intergalactic Film Starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya Is About to Become the Next Major Hollywood Franchise

Move over, Star Wars and Star Trek. There's a new intergalactic franchise that's expected to make a huge stir this fall.

Frank Herbert's 1965 novel Dune is being adapted into a blockbuster movie that's set to premiere in October. The flick, alternatively titled Dune: Part One, explores the first half of the author's best-selling science fiction book.

Anticipation for the film has been building ever since its original December 2020 release date was pushed back due to the pandemic. With a star-studded cast featuring names like Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and Óscar Isaac, we know this movie is going to be big. And based on the official trailer, it looks even better than we could've imagined. Check it out below.

In the movie, Chalamet plays Paul Atreides, the son of Duke Leto Atreides (Isaac) and heir to his aristocratic family. Soon, he begins fantasizing about a mysterious woman named Chani (Zendaya), who lives on a deserted planet where a highly sought-after drug is produced. When his family is sent to investigate, they realize they're being set up.

Within the three-minute trailer alone, we get loads of action, romance and humor. Along with the leads, the film also stars Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.

Dune had some major names working behind the scenes, too. Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Prisoners) directed the movie and wrote the script alongside Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. The music was scored by Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer.

Dune will premiere on October 22. It will be released in theaters and HBO Max, so pick your poison.

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Joel Calfee

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
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