Why is every movie trying to look like Dune 2?

Garfield and Kung Fu Panda
(Image credit: Dreamworks/Sony)

Unless you've been living under a sand dune (sorry), you've probably heard that Dune 2 is here, and it's a hit. The sandy sequel has enjoyed rave reviews over the last few days – and it's so popular that it seems other movie studios are trying to ride the hype.

In the last two days we've seen not one, but two examples of anthropomorphised CGI animals getting their Dune on. (Is that a phrase? It is now.) First Dreamworks released a Dune-inspired trailer for Kung Fu Panda 4, and now we have a Garfield poster set, apparently, in Arrakis. Suddenly those Barbenheimer posters don't seem so strange.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.