It’s finally confirmed! The second part of Dune will see the light of day, according to the studio Legendary, which produces the feature film with Warner Bros. A release date has even been unveiled.
When released in the US on October 22, Dune grossed over $ 40 million, taking the box office lead. Did this good start finally convince Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures to start the sequel to the epic of Paul Atréides (Timothée Chalamet)?
Anyway, according to the studio, Denis Villeneuve will be able to finish his adaptation of the cult novel by Frank Herbert. Dune Part 2 is well and truly confirmed, with a release date set in the month ofOctober 2023.
“This is just the beginning”, Legendary said on his Twitter account, referring to Chani’s (Zendaya) last words at the end of the first installment. “Thank you to those who have had the Dune experience so far, and those who will be going in the coming days and weeks. We are delighted to continue this journey!”
So far, Dune has already amassed $ 223 million in global revenue for an estimated budget of $ 165 million. In France, the feature film has attracted 2.7 million curious viewers since its release on September 15. This is the biggest success of the year ahead of Kaamelott (2.6 million tickets sold). However, James Bond is swooping down on Paul Atreides and will soon overtake him. For now, Die Can Wait has garnered 2.5 million 007 fans.
Enthusiastic, Timothée Chalamet, hero of Dune, posted a first visual to celebrate the officialization of the second part.
For his part, Toby Emmerich, big boss of Warner, gave us a fiery statement: “We are delighted to continue this journey with Denis Villeneuve, his cast, his team, and our partners at Legendary. We look forward to bringing the next chapter of this epic fable to theaters in October 2023”, he clarified. See you in 2 years to learn more about Paul Atréides’ adventures on the desert planet Arrakis.
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