Dune: Filming Of The Second Part Could Start In 2022, But We Have Bad News As Well

MOVIE NEWS – Denis Villeneuve hopes to start shooting Dune: Part Two in the autumn of 2022 but insists on one crucial point regarding the film’s release date.


While the first part of Dune continues in theatres, the countdown to the premiere of Dune: Part 2 says that there are a little less than two years to see the next chapter in the Paul Atreides saga on the big screen.

But although the authorization for that film was something that Denis Villeneuve had been waiting for for quite some time, recently, the director acknowledged that the premiere set for 2023 would be a “kind of burden” for him.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Villeneuve commented that he feels he faces a limited period to make this ambitious second film. However, although the challenge ahead could seem gigantic, the director wants to release this new instalment as soon as possible.

“It’s fantastic news, but it’s also kind of a burden. The good news is that a lot of the work has been done already regarding design, casting, locations and writing. So we’re not starting from scratch. It’s not a long period of time, but I will try to face that challenge because it’s important for me that the audience sees Part Two as soon as possible. It’s not a sequel where it’s another episode or another story with the same characters. It actually has direct continuity to the first movie. It’s the second part of the big huge movie that I’m trying to do. So the sooner, the better.”

Dune: Part 2 will finish telling the story of Frank Herbert’s original book, so although there is still nothing officially authorized, Villeneuve also remarked that he would like to make a third film based on the second book in the saga, Dune Messiah.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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