“Dune: The Second Part” by Denis Villeneuve has been announced in our cinemas on November 1, 2023. As we wait to return to Arrakis with Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, we take a look at the sequel schedule.
Released in our cinemas on September 15, 2021, Dune by Denis Villeneuve won the hearts of French audiences, numbering 3.1 million. Internationally, this new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s iconic novel (which had already spawned a film by David Lynch in 1984) grossed $402 million on a $165 million budget.
The story centers on Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a young man who is as brilliant as he is gifted, who is destined to experience an extraordinary destiny that is beyond him. Because if he wants to secure the future of his family and his people, he must go to the most dangerous planet in the universe – the one capable of providing the most precious resource in the world, capable of multiplying humanity’s power. , As evil forces vie to take over the planet, only those who overcome their fears can survive…
A story conceived as a diptych
From the outset, Denis Villeneuve thought of his adaptation as a diptych. He wanted to shoot both the parts back to back, but had to drop it due to various reasons.
Canadian filmmaker declares as followsPromotion time: “I wanted to shoot both the parts at the same time from the beginning. But due to various reasons that could not happen and I accepted the challenge of shooting the first part and then waited to see if there is enough excitement in the film Or not. When I made it, I really put all my passion into it, in case it was the only one. But I’m optimistic.”
And the director was right to believe it as the filming of Dune: Part Two begins on July 18, 2022, and ends on December 13. Denis Villeneuve’s team specifically set up their cameras in Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Italy and Hungary.
The end of filming which Timothée Chalamet immortalized by posting a picture with his father.
And if Dune is split into two parts, Denis Villeneuve made it clear during CinemaCon 2023 in Las Vegas that the two films would be quite different.
The second part is an action film.
He explained as follows:The first part is like a reflective film. The second part is an action, epic and warrior film. It is more dense. We visited all new filming locations because I didn’t want to have a sense of repetition. Only new sets. Everything is new…,
It’s enough to inspire you to return to Arrakis!
Who is it with?
On the casting side, Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling and Dave Bautista star as Emperor Shaddam IV with Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux portraying Lady Margot described Is. The novel has “a perfect figure”, “gray-green eyes” and “blonde and blond hair” and Florence Pugh who plays Princess Irulan Corrino – had to be separated from her partner Timothée Chalamet during filming.
Princess Irulan is the daughter of Emperor Shaddam IV. After Paul Atreides’ victory against her father, she finds herself forced to marry Paul so that he can usurp the Lion Throne of the Imperium. But it is only an arranged marriage as Paul is in love with Chani (Zendaya).
Florence Pugh replaced Virginia Madsen who had played the role in David Lynch’s film.
Austin Butler (Elvis), for his part, plays Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, the nephew of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Skarsgård). The villainous role was played by Sting in the version directed byin 1984.
What does it talk about?
Written by Denis Villeneuve and Jon Spaihts with help from screenwriter Craig Mazin of the hit series The Last of Us, Dune 2 picks up where the first installment left off.
Paul Atreides joins forces with Chani and Freeman to lead a rebellion against those who wiped out his family. Haunted by dark forebodings, he finds himself faced with one of the greatest of dilemmas: choosing between the love of his life and the fate of the universe.
Warning: This Part Contains Potentially Spoilers
If the characterization is faithful to the book, we would see that Paul, whom Freeman believed to be the Messiah, would change his name to be called Mu’addib. He will also develop his powers through exposure to Spice on Dune and learn many things, including a huge revelation about his mother, Lady Jessica., Which will gain importance thanks to the faculties she receives from the Bene Gesserit, taking the title of Reverend Mother.
However, one may wonder howWill manages to place Chani at the center of the narrative in which Paul will also have a revelation as Quiztz Heiderach, and lead a rebellion against the Harkonnens and Emperor Shaddam IV.
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And according to Denis Villeneuve it will take time for us to tell this story real world, the feature film would run for 3 hours 15 minutes, where the first opus ran for 2 hours 35 minutes. But by the time the film is released, changes may have been made to the editing and the final duration of Dune 2 may be affected.
And later ?
Spectators will return to Arrakis from 1 November. If Denis Villeneuve initially decided to split his adaptation of the novel into two parts, the director eventually put forward the hypothesis of making it a trilogy.
Logically, not by stretching the events of the sequel to give rise to an additional creation, but by seizing another book by Frank Herbert: “messiah of doon“published in 1969, and set many years after the end of the first book.
In this sequel – which has already spawned the Children of Dune mini-series in which James McAvoy plays Paul and Chani’s son Leto Atreides II – Paul has conquered almost the entire universe and has many enemies. have to face. Leto and Ghanima protecting their twins.
In March 2022, Denis Villeneuve explained the site as,I might consider a third film and an adaptation of Messiah of Dune, which would complete Paul Atreides’ story, which might make sense. But every movie is like a monster, and I can only do one at a time. If I survived Dune: Part Two, I might do Messiah,
To date, these are mere speculations as nothing has yet been confirmed by the studio.