Speaking to Total Film Magazine, Villeneuve spoke about his upcoming sci-fi sequel, which is because of arrive in cinemas throughout the globe on March 1, 2024. Per Villeneuve, followers who had been dissatisfied by the shortage of motion in 2021’s Dune ought to really feel higher about subsequent yr’s sequel.
While the primary Dune entry was extra centered on constructing the world it’s set in, Dune: Part 2 will see the repercussions of the occasions that transpired in Part 1. “The first film was extra meditative and contemplative. We had been following a younger man discovering a brand new planet, a brand new tradition,” Villeneuve mentioned.
“The second film… it’s extra of an motion movie than the primary half. It’s extra muscular.”
In addition to Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, returning forged members embody Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, and Charlotte Rampling. Joining the forged for the sequel are Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Léa Seydoux and Christopher Walken.
In August, Villeneuve spoke of his hopes to make a 3rd movie within the sci-fi epic sequence: “If I achieve making a trilogy, that will be a dream”. Currently, Villeneuve’s Dune and the yet-to-be-released Dune: Part 2 movies inform the story of writer Frank Herbert’s unique 1965 novel.
A possible third Dune movie from Villeneuve will see his retelling of Herbert’s ‘Dune Messiah’ novel, which was the direct sequel to the primary Dune e-book. “‘Dune Messiah’ was written in response to the truth that individuals perceived Paul Atreides as a hero,” Villeneuve mentioned, explaining that it wasn’t Herbert’s intention, “Which is just not what he wished to do. My adaptation [of Dune] is nearer to his concept that it’s truly a warning.”
NME‘s Alex Flood wrote of Dune in a four-star assessment: “After two hours and 35 minutes, Dune‘s lack of closure feels irksome to say the least. The common cinemagoer may not have realised they should come again for an additional spherical – and there’s little about Dune‘s advertising and marketing to assist them twig. That mentioned, the sheer ambition on show right here means you get loads of bang in your buck.”