One of many advantages of being (not less than nominally) answerable for the great ship PC Gamer—there are nonetheless just a few—is that I get to jot down about no matter I need. Principally which means Future 2 and Hearthstone, however right this moment it additionally means the Dune 2 film, which has launched its first trailer. Frankly, I used to be shocked no different members of the staff beat me to it, however judging by the “sorry I simply can’t take Timothee Chalamet severely” and “did not all of the fascinating characters die” messages in Slack, it seems I’ve surrounded myself with heathens who do not care concerning the second a part of Denis Villeneuve’s icy rendition of one of many all-time pillars of the sci-fi canon.

Anyway: The trailer. There’s sand. There’s Zendaya and my semi-namesake Timmy Chalamet gazing at one another mournfully with eyes blue like justice. There’s extra sand. There’s Flo Pugh, shot earlier than she shaved her head, wanting completely immaculate as Princess Irulan. There’s Austin ‘Elvis’ Butler who has shaved his head (and eyebrows) wanting vampiric as Harkonnen asshole Feyd-Rautha (beforehand performed by Sting in David Lynch’s flawed however bonkers model). There’s, lastly, extra sand.

Stills from Dune: Part 2

TFW you bear in mind November remains to be a long-ass manner off. (Picture credit score: Warner Bros.)

The important thing scene within the new trailer exhibits glimpses of Paul Atreidies sand-surfing atop the again of one of many planet’s iconic large worms, with out completely giving the cash shot away. In Lynch’s 1984 film, the kindest factor I can say concerning the worm using was that it was performed with a type of ridiculous gusto. Visible results have clearly leapt on an unbelievable quantity within the intervening virtually three a long time, so I am hopeful the worm experience is much less more likely to be met by giggles when Dune hits cinemas on November 23.

Lastly, lest you, like the remainder of my staff, are nonetheless questioning why I am giving treasured web page area to a film, apart from the very fact it is affect could be felt all through the complete historical past of area video games on PC, enable me to remind you that there have additionally been quite a few licensed Dune video games down the years. As Richard Cobbet wrote, the unique Dune had barely spluttered to life earlier than Westwood principally coined the RTS style with Dune 2 in 1992. Again within the current day, Dune: Awakening is a survival MMO from Funcom with no present launch date, however that we will count on to listen to extra about this summer season. *faucets nostril*

To be trustworthy the one bum be aware for me was Zendaya’s character being baffled by the very thought of oceans whereas nonetheless understanding what the phrase dive means. (Picture credit score: Warner Bros.)

“Wait, did I go away the campfire on?” (Picture credit score: Warner Bros.)

Typically in sci-fi the dangerous guys are ambiguous. That actually is not the case with the Harkkonen lads. (Picture credit score: Warner Bros.)