Denis Villeneuve gives us his Fifty Shades of Grey with a new Dune trailer

Look, we all hope that Denis Villeneuve’s latest reinvention of an ’80s sci-fi classic is good. But from this trailer, it sure does look drab. They try to lighten it up with a couple misguided quips that hopefully aren’t in the film proper, but yeesh. After David Lynch’s Dune and Jodorowsky’s Dune—and even after the colorful, gorgeous Blade Runner 2049—this looks like a particularly austere take from an already-austere, Nolan-adjacent director. Have some fun in the sandbox of Dune, man!

But again, hopefully it turns out cool! We’ll see in theaters and HBO Max October 22.

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