The mind behind the Oscar-nominated film “Sicario” and the Oscar-winning films “Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049” is taking on the science-fiction story “Dune” for his next project.

Director Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of “Dune” won’t be released until the end of the year, but on Wednesday, Vanity Fair released an exclusive sneak peek at the star-studded film.

“Dune,” which stars Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Isaac and Zendaya, among others, was shot in southern Jordan during summer 2019 and has already entered post-production, Vanity Fair reports. As of now, the film is scheduled to hit theaters Dec. 18.

The movie will be the third adaptation of Frank Herbert’s legendary science-fiction novel, according to CNN. A previous “Dune” film was made in 1984, and a TV series based on the book aired in 2000.

But “Dune” is much more than science fiction, Screen Rant reports, as its complex story tackles politics, religion, technology and war. The book has influenced stories like “Star Trek,” “Star Wars” and “Game of Thrones,” according to Yahoo! News.

Villeneuve will be splitting the book into two films, Yahoo! News reports. The first film tells the story of Paul Atreides (Chalamet), a person with special powers who moves to the desert planet Arrakis when his family takes control of the planet, according to Yahoo! News.

“Honestly, it’s by far the most difficult thing I’ve done in my life,” the director told Vanity Fair.