Reboots and remakes are seemingly just as common as new franchises in the modern era of Hollywood. From the countless superhero films that have respawned in the past decade to classic works of horror that are as timeless as any other Hollywood creation, more and more filmmakers are revisiting the works that inspired them to become filmmakers in the first place. Some of these remakes have more obscure origins however, rooted in cult classics and the ambience they capture so well. A great example of that is the upcoming remake of the 1984 film Dune, originally directed by beloved Hollywood filmmaker David Lynch. The impending project surely has fans of both the director and the cult classic film enthralled, and now we officially have a new trailer for the upcoming remake of Dune.
Lynch is notorious for his use of surrealism in his work, and Dune can probably be best described as the surrealist take on Star Wars. Based upon a 1965 novel by Frank Herbert of the same name, Lynch certainly added his touch as exemplified by the 1,000 foot sandworms the film’s characters must deal with while handling their own interpersonal conflicts. The upcoming remake, being directed by Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, certainly stays true to its roots and captures the essence of Lynch’s original film quite well. As can be seen in the trailer, those same sandworms are back to play once again and the incredibly talented Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya appear to be more than ready for the ride. Dune is expected to be released in theaters worldwide and on HBO Max on October 22nd, 2021.
Despite his resume, David Lynch isn’t as well known as some of his colleagues who were making the bulk of their films around the same time. His status as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time is still cemented in Hollywood history regardless, with films such as Mulholland Drive and Blue Velvet as well as the television series Twin Peaks. The latter even got a reboot a few years ago, finally bringing the Twin Peaks saga to an end after 25 years. It will be interesting to see how Villeneuve handles this legendary project and ushers it into the modern era; until then, fans will have to eagerly await the release of Dune in a few short months.