We are all waiting for Denis Villeneuve‘s next project Dune. After a long wait, we finally got a glimmer of life from the project. A description of the official trailer was leaked online and started building hype for the upcoming trailer release. Well, looks like that isn’t all just yet. Empire just revealed brand new covers for the upcoming film. There is one that gives us a look at the House Atreides and another focusing on the Fremen. That is not all, the best reveal is our first official look at the sandworms of Arrakis. A staple of the franchise, it was surprising that we haven’t gotten any promotional material teasing them up until now.
This was created by Bond’s Jane Yun and Enrique Torres in collaboration with the film’s crew. Empire always had a knack for making some amazing covers but I think they outdid themselves this time. The sandworm in the background as an oblivious Paul Atreides walks desert is a beautiful visual. I am really curious how Villeneuve will use these kaiju-level beasts that hunt the sands throughout the story. His flair for visual spectacle will certainly make them stand out even more.
Let’s take a minute to just talk about how amazing this cast looks on these covers. Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, and Rebecca Ferguson make up the House Atreides. The indigenous of Arrakis, the Fremen, consist of Javier Bardem, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and Sharon Duncan-Brewster. The director went out of his way to make sure this desert story will feature some amazing talent. Here’s hoping the wait for that trailer reveal goes by fast.