No knock to any other big franchises, but Dune: Part One was easily one of the most gorgeous science-fiction films of the 21st century. And the visual splendor was captured in several behind-the-scenes photographs, many of which will soon be available to fans of Frank Herbert’s saga in a new book from Insight Editions. Coming this summer is Dune: Part One – The Photography, by Chiabella James. You can see a preview of several images from the book, as well as read the official synopsis, below.

the cover to the forthcoming Insight Editions book Dune Part One - The Photography.
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From the cliffs of Norway to the deserts of Jordan, unit photographer Chiabella James was on set to capture every moment of Dune, director Denis Villeneuve’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic based on Frank Herbert’s classic novel. Dune Part One: The Photography is curated from thousands of stills shot throughout the filming of Dune. This deluxe volume compiles the most compelling photos to form a remarkable visual journey that fully captures the unique spirit of the production.

Encompassing the epic vistas witnessed on location shoots, through to candid moments between Villeneuve and key cast members including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, and Jason Momoa, this book also features a foreword by executive producer Tanya Lapointe (The Art and Soul of Dune), a preface by Ferguson, and an afterword by Brian Herbert.

Dune: Part Two hits theaters everywhere around the world later this year on November 3. This book is the perfect way to immerse yourself ahead of time into the world of Arrakis once more. Not only does this book offer you a detailed look at director Denis Villeneuve’s epic world-building, but it also offers candid photos of the cast and crew just trying to relax in the desert heat. Dune: Part One – The Photography by Chiabella James arrives on July 25. You can pre-order the book now.

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