How to be among the first Aussies to see epic sci-fi ‘Dune’

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The countdown is on for one of the most highly-anticipated blockbusters in years.

A new trailer has been released for Dune – the big-screen adaptation of author Frank Herbert’s best-seller – before it arrives in cinemas this October.

The epic sci-fi is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, Prisoners) and will cover roughly the first half of the book.

It features a star-studded cast including Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista and Charlotte Rampling.

Dune hits cinemas this October. Credit: Supplied

Described as “a mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey”, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.

“As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence — a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential — only those who can conquer their fear will survive,” a bio reads.

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Dune is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival in early September before it opens in Australian cinemas on October 21.

Aussie fans are now able to register for a lottery to be among the first in the country to see the film at special advanced screenings.

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