The epic new trailer for the upcoming science fiction film Dune dropped yesterday and was immediately met with excited reaction across the internet and social media.
The three-minute long trailer takes fans on a remarkable journey and sets the film up as the sci-fi film of the year.
Due for release on December 18, the trailer is soundtracked with a new take on a familiar song. Prolific composer Hans Zimmer is scoring Dune and created a dark, apocalyptic soundscape through a new arrangement on a Pink Floyd classic.
“Eclipse” is the final track on the band’s landmark 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon and was featured as the song in the Dune trailer. It’s haunting, eerie, tense, and the perfect accompaniment to the story that’s told in the trailer.
While it’s a stark departure from the original, it still maintains some of the core components of the Pink Floyd version.
“It would be f***ing awful,” he said at the time.
“Obviously if you’re a fan of those days of Pink Floyd, you would have a different point of view. But I had to live through it. That was my life. And I know in the wake of it, I’ve been cast as something of a villain by whoever, whatever, I can live with that. But would I trade my liberty for those chains? No f***ing way.”