Dune: the second part has finished filming, confirms Timothée Chalamet
Dune: Part Two has wrapped filming. In an Instagram post, frontman Timothée Chalamet said, “DUNE 2 WRAPPED (with desert daddy!!),” in which he is seen pictured alongside his father, Marc Chalamet. The highly anticipated sequel began filming in July, with Denis Villeneuve returning as director to helm the second half of Frank Herbert’s original 1965 novel. Dune 2’s release date was recently brought forward two weeks – after Marvel Studios’ Blade vacated the location – and is now set to hit theaters in November next year.
Villeneuve – best known for the critically acclaimed Prisoners and Blade Runner 2049 – did the impossible when he managed to turn Herbert’s dense epic into a digestible format. Notable filmmakers such as David Lynch attempted an adaptation decades ago that proved infamous, while Alejandro Jodorowsky, who drew inspiration from his own The Incal graphic novel series, didn’t even failed to get it off the ground. 2021’s Dune also turned out to be one of the first big-budget Hollywood films – $165 million (about Rs 1,363 crore) – to prove that people were still willing to visit theaters, in a post world. -COVID. The film grossed $401.8 million (about Rs 3,320 crore) at the global box office and won six Academy Awards, including one for Best Cinematography and Original Score.
Although Chalamet’s tweet never mentions plot details, the official Dune: Part Two synopsis from Warner Bros. reads: “This follow-up film will explore the mythical journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen as he exacts revenge on him. the conspirators who destroyed his family. The first film showed glimpses of Paul’s visions, involving an impending crusade, which saw him felling enemies in battle, while clad in strange golden white armor. The clip focused on her blue-tinted eyes — presumably, after mastering the application of the rare spice aka blend.
As previously reported, production on Dune 2 began in July, at multiple locations including Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Italy, and Jordan. The film will feature cast members returning to Zendaya as lovers Chani, Rebecca Ferguson’s Lady Jessica (Paul’s mother), Stellan Skarsgård as antagonist Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, and Javier Bardem as Chief Stilgar. of the Arrakis tribe. New entrants include Léa Seydoux (The French Dispatch) as Lady Margot, Christopher Walken (Seven Psychopaths) as Emperor Padishah Shaddam IV and Florence Pugh (Black Widowlisten)) as Princess Irulan Corrino.
At the end of last month, Chernobyl Director Johan Renck has confirmed on Instagram that production on HBO Max’s Dune spin-off prequel series Dune: The Sisterhood has begun in Budapest. Set 10,000 years before the events of Dune, the series follows the Harkonnen sisters, as they become involved with an underground clan called the Sisterhood of Rossak, who train their minds and bodies to gain supernatural powers. With Emily Watson (Synecdoche, New York) and Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter movies) in the lead, the show is meant to show the evolution of the enigmatic Bene Gesserit we saw in the 2021 film.
Dune: Part Two will be released in theaters worldwide on November 3, 2023.