There are science fiction epics and then there are Dune. The 600-page novel by Frank Herbert is an extensive work with dangerous desert planets, a clash of political hierarchies, skyscraper-sized marauding sandworms, and the looming prospect of war. And at the center of it all is Paul Atreides, a noble young man from House Atreides, in danger, who will face the greatest challenge of his life. For both the insidious desert of Arrakis and the young hero who embarked on it, it had to be the real deal – so visionary director Denis Villeneuve avoided the green screen to shoot Wadi Rum in the desert, and Timothy Shalamet as his lead man.
“This part of Wadi Rum is so inspiring that you may be chased by this rock in the background,”
As seen in Empireis exceptional worldwide Dune edition – on sale, Thursday, September 3, and available for pre-order online now here – check out a brand new look at Paul Atreides of Chalamet, joined by the mysterious wife of the Chani tribe Chani Chani, her eyes glowing blue from exposure to the valuable resource of Arrakis, spice.
Paul’s father is the Duke of Summer of Oscar Isaac, here he is seen in the battle armor of Atreides and joins his warlord Gurney Halek, played by Josh Brolin.
A loan to the muscles of the Atreides clan is Jason Momoa’s Duncan Idaho, which here has double blades and shows exactly why not to be confused with him.
Watch for more Dune Exclusions from Empire are coming out soon, and you’ll take the question – you’ll continue to Arakis and beyond and talk to Villeneuve, Chalamet, Zendaya, Isaac, Moomoa, Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson and others – on the shelves from September 3.
Pre-order a copy with free shipping in the UK now – choose the cover of House Atreides here, the cover of Fremen here or a discount package that includes both editions here.