“Dune” is the punchy film of the end of 2021. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the feature film is extremely well received, as much by the professional press as by the spectators. The filmmaker hopes to shoot the sequel in 2022.
Dune : Denis Villeneuve at the top
After David Lynch’s adaptation in 1985, Frank Herbert’s cult novel is once again brought to the big screen. This time it’s the Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve who is responsible for adapting this emblematic work of science fiction.
Dune released this Wednesday September 15th and received rave reviews (see our Dune review). Supported by a monstrous cast, including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling and Stellan Skarsgard, Dune is a mind-blowing space odyssey, which has already generated a lot of ink.
But the feature film by Denis Villeneuve is only the first part of a story split into two chapters. At the moment, the sequel does not have a release date yet, but the director would like to quickly get to work on it. From 2022. It must be said that there is still a lot to tell about the space epic of Frank Herbert. And the spectators who have already seen the first opus are waiting for this sequel!
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During a recent round table at the 78th Venice Film Festival, Denis Villeneuve spoke about the design of the sequel to Dune. He has revealed that he wants to adapt the second half of his space drama as early as next year:
When you’re making a two-part movie, you have to know what you’re going to do in the second part. I am already ready to shoot. Fast enough.
With that in mind, the director added that he expected just the green light from Warner Bros. to start production of Dune – Part 2. Obviously, Denis Villeneuve, as a far-sighted filmmaker, has already planned everything:
If ever there is any excitement and the film goes green ASAP, I’d say I’d be ready to shoot in 2022 for sure. I would love to because I’m already ready, I want to bring it to the screen ASAP.
For the time being, Warner has not yet given its clearance for the second chapter of Dune. But logically, there shouldn’t be a problem. However, it remains to be seen what score the feature film will generate at the box office from the top of its $ 165 million budget.