Epic sci-fi spectacle – Denis Villeneuve’s Dune – is currently in theaters. The first movie of the planned two-part adaptation based on Frank Herbert‘s novel of the same name grossed over $306 million worldwide so far, and the sequel that will conclude the duology has been confirmed by Legendary Pictures and Villeneuve is already actively working on its development.
“I’m writing [Part Two] now, and I feel like I’m eight years old again. That’s very uncommon for me. It’s the first time I’ve experienced it where I’m watching one of my movies, and I have a moment of deep gratitude, of deep joy, and I say, ‘Thank you, life, for having allowed me to bring that to the screen.’ I don’t know how other people will feel about it. But me? Denis Villeneuve when he was 14 years old? Thank you.”Denis Villeneuve
When Legendary Pictures officially confirmed the development of the sequel, it was announced that the sequel will hit theaters exactly two years after the first movie – in October 2023. And while Villeneuve is still working on the script, new reports are saying that the production is set to begin in July 2022.
The original novel, written by Frank Herbert was published in 1965. Prior to Villeneuve’s two-part adaptation, the novel was adapted twice. In 1984, David Lynch filmed a movie that was a critical and commercial failure. And in 2000, John Harrison filmed a three-part mini-series.
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.Warner Bros.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Dune is starring an all-star cast that includes: Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.