In another month, the world's cinemas will launch the highly anticipated project of Legendary y Warner Bros.the sequel Dune: Part Two of Denis Villeneuvethe second installment of the adaptations that Villeneuve has made based on the iconic book by Frank Herbert.
Villeneuve resumes his duties as screenwriter, director and producer, while Jon Spaihts returns as co-writer.
The first of them, Dune, was released in 2021, so the audience is hungry to learn about Villeneuve's work in this second film, which could be marking the end of the filmmaker's journey with Herbert's material. This is if Warner Bros. and Legendary do not give the green light to a third and final installment, in which Villeneuve is already doing script work for the call Dune Messiah.
In an interview via Zoom with Time, Villeneuve comments that he is currently developing three scripts, including the third installment of Dune, which, if it officially becomes a project, will mark his final farewell to the franchise. The filmmaker confirms:
“Dune Messiah should be the last Dune movie for me.”
SYNOPSIS DUNE: PART TWO
The plot will explore the mythical journey of Paul Atreides as he joins Chani and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Faced with a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the universe, he strives to avoid a terrible future that only he can foresee.
The abundant cast is made up of the returns of Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardemy Dave Bautistaand new additions like Florence Pugh (Midsommar, Don’t Worry Darling), Austin Butler (Elvis), Léa Seydoux (Crimes of the Future, No Time to Die), Christopher Walken (Severance, The Outlaws), y Tim Blake Nelson (Cabinet of Curiosities, Nightmare Alleyserie Watchmen).
Villeneuve, Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Tanya Lapointe and Patrick McCormick are producers. Executive producers include Josh Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Brian Herbert, Byron Merrit, Kim Herbert, Thomas Tull, Spaihts, Richard P. Rubinstein, and John Harrison, with Kevin J. Anderson serving as creative consultant.
Dune arrived in American theaters on October 22, 2021, also having a simultaneous premiere in HBO Max. At the domestic box office it collected $40.1 million, becoming the best hybrid premiere of 2021, and the best domestic premiere in Villeneuve's career. In the international market – where it premiered a week earlier – it added $180.6 million, for a global total of $220.2 million. The production budget was $165 million without marketing costs. All the details of its premiere box office in this link.