The Dune trailer just landed and it already has plenty of people excited for the movie to come out. Just from watching the trailer, we’ve learned quite a bit about what to expect. Now we’ve been informed that it will introduce a new form of combat that sounds unique and cool as hell.
If you recall, there was a quick hand-to-hand combat scene between Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet) and Gurney Halleck (Josh Brolin) in the trailer, featuring protective shields. Supposedly there’s more than meets the eye here. So director Denis Villeneuve provided some more insight on this style of combat while speaking with EW, and what he says sounds incredible:
It's this kind of imaginative writing that makes Dune so exciting and unique. While other popular science fiction movies are loaded with firearms, blaster weapons and laser swords, Dune takes a totally different approach that makes firearms mostly useless.
Plus, there’s an exciting, cinematic element to hand-to-hand combat. The Dune trailer certainly highlighted that intensity with another scene that involved Jason Momoa’s character, Duncan Idaho, fighting his way through bad guys. Apparently, Denis Villeneuve developed this new combat style, saying later:
For those who have seen the original Dune by director David Lynch, the Holtzman Shield should sound vaguely familiar. Since that Dune was made in 1984, they didn’t have the greatest technology to bring the shield to life, and it mostly came out as polygons and other shapes over the person’s body.
Today, special effects have caught up with the imagination required for an epic saga like Dune, and by the looks of things, we’re in for a real treat that could finally do the novel justice. Dune is expected to release December 18, but due to current events, we’re practically standing on the sand of Arrakis, and anything could change. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest.
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