MOVIE NEWS – Denis Villeneuve gives a taste of what’s possible in Dune: Part Three: “There are words on paper.”
Director Denis Villeneuve is hopeful that Dune will become a trilogy and has already hinted at a possible “third part” coming to life.
“If I succeed in making a trilogy, that would be the dream,” Villeneuve told Empire. “Dune Messiah was written in reaction to the fact that people perceived Paul Atreides as a hero. Which is not what he wanted to do. My adaptation is closer to his idea that it’s actually a warning.”
Regarding the third part of the Dune film series, Villeneuve said: “I will say, there are words on paper.”
Dune: Part Three would be a sequel to Frank Herbert’s original novel Dune, published in 1965. Dune: Part Two will conclude the story of Herbert’s novel. A possible third film would be based on the 1969 novel Dune Messiah.
According to Villeneuve, the third part would bring the franchise to a close, as the other novels “become more… esoteric” after the first book.
Herbert has also written other sequels in the Dune universe, such as Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune. After the death of his father, the author’s son, Brian Herbert, expanded the universe with a series of prequel novels and sequels.
When – if ever – Dune: Part Three will be made is still up in the air. It was reported this week that the premiere of Dune: Part Two has been pushed back from October to March 15, 2024, due to ongoing strikes.
The Dune franchise will star Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem and Stephen McKinley Henderson. In the sequel, the cast will be joined by Florence Pugh, Lea Seydoux, Christopher Walken, Austin Butler and Souheila Yacoub.
Source: Empire Online