Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment have announced the start of production on the highly-anticipated sequel to the sci-fi epic Dune, currently titled Dune: Part Two. Directing duties on the new film will once again be handled by Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (Dune: Part One, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049).
The big-screen epic continues the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s acclaimed bestseller Dune with returning stars including: Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Wonka, Call Me by Your Name), Zendaya (Spider-Man: No Way Home, Malcolm & Marie, Euphoria), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning), Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Being the Ricardos), Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Army of the Dead), Stellan Skarsgård (the Mamma Mia! films, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Dave Bautista (the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Thor: Love and Thunder), Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Assassin’s Creed), and Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, Lady Bird). Also joining the returning cast are Austin Butler (Elvis, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood) as the notorious Feyd Rautha and screen legend Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter, Hairspray) as the Emperor. Florence Pugh (Black Widow, Little Women), Léa Seydoux (the James Bond franchise and Crimes of the Future), and Souheila Yacoub (the No Man’s Land series, Climax) round out the extensive ensemble cast.
The follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.
Villeneuve is directing Dune: Part Two from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts, based on Herbert’s novel. The film is being produced by Denis Villeneuve, Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Tanya Lapointe and Patrick McCormick. The executive producers are Josh Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Kim Herbert, Thomas Tull, Jon Spaihts, Richard P. Rubinstein and John Harrison, with Kevin J. Anderson serving as creative consultant.
Once again, Villeneuve is collaborating with Oscar-winning director of photography Greig Fraser (Lion, Zero Dark Thirty, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), three-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (The Revenant, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Quills), and Oscar-nominated makeup, hair and prosthetic designer Donald Mowat (Blade Runner 2049). Multiple Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer (Blade Runner 2049, Inception, Gladiator, The Lion King) is again on hand to create the score. Villeneuve is also reteaming with Oscar-winning production designer Patrice Vermette (Arrival, Sicario, The Young Victoria), Oscar-winning editor Joe Walker (Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, 12 Years a Slave), three-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert (First Man, Blade Runner 2049), and Oscar-winning special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer (Blade Runner 2049).
Dune: Part Two is being filmed on location in Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Jordan and Italy. The film is slated for a November 17, 2023 worldwide release from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment.
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- People / Bands: Austin Butler | Brian Herbert | Byron Merritt | Cale Boyter | Charlotte Rampling | Christopher Walken | Dave Bautista | Denis Villeneuve | Florence Pugh | Frank Herbert | Greig Fraser | Herbert W. Gains | Javier Bardem | John Harrison | Jon Spaihts | Josh Brolin | Josh Grode | Kevin J. Anderson | Kim Herbert | Léa Seydoux | Mary Parent | Patrick McCormick | Rebecca Ferguson | Richard P. Rubinstein | Souheila Yacoub | Stellan Skarsgard | Stephen McKinley Henderson | Tanya Lapointe | Thomas Tull | Timothée Chalamet | Zendaya
- Shows / Movies: Dune: Part Two
- Genres: Action | Adventure | Science Fiction
- Companies: Legendary Pictures | Warner Bros.
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