While Disney postpones five Marvel Studios films , Warner Bros. even chooses to anticipate the American release of Dune: Part Two , albeit slightly.
From November 17, 2023, the sequel moves to November 3 , two weeks earlier. It was the same date Blade previously occupied , just postponed by a year. It is clear that Warner preferred to launch Denis Villeneuve ‘s film earlier this month, but wanted to avoid direct confrontation with another big (albeit very different) title.
However, filming began last July in Veneto, and is still ongoing. The sequel will return Timothée Chalamet ( Paul Atreides ), Rebecca Ferguson ( Lady Jessica ), Dave Bautista ( Glossu Rabban ), Stellan Skarsgård ( Baron Harkonnen ), Zendaya ( Chani ), Javier Bardem ( Stilgar ) and Josh Brolin ( Gurney Halleck ). In March, we found out that the film will have more IMAX scenes.
We will keep you posted.
The cast of the first film
Cast includes Timothée Chalamet ( Paul Atreides ), Rebecca Ferguson ( Lady Jessica ), Dave Bautista ( Glossu Rabban ), Stellan Skarsgård ( Baron Harkonnen ), Charlotte Rampling ( Reverend Mother Mohiam ), Oscar Isaac ( Duke Leto Atreides ), Zendaya ( Chani ), Javier Bardem ( Stilgar ), Josh Brolin ( Gurney Halleck ), Jason Momoa ( Duncan Idaho), David Dastmalchian ( Piter De Vries ) and Chang Chen ( Dr. Wellington Yueh ).
The sequel will add Florence Pugh ( Princess Irulan ), Austin Butler ( Feyd-Rautha ), Léa Seydoux ( Lady Margaret ), Christopher Walken ( Emperor Shaddam IV ) and Souheila Yacoub ( Shishakli ).
Dune was adapted by David Lynch in the 1984 film of the same name, but previously Alejandro Jodorowsky attempted an ambitious transposition that clashed with the rejection of Hollywood, as the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune recounts .
This new adaptation by Denis Villeneuve ( La donna che sing, Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049 ) and screenwriter Eric Roth ( Forrest Gump , Alì , Munich ) is surrounded by high expectations, and has already been described as one ” Star Wars for adults ”. As we know, the film will only adapt the first half of Herbert ‘s novel .
The synopsis of the novel, published in Italy by Fanucci
Arrakis is the most inhospitable planet in the galaxy. A land of sand and rocks populated by crawling monsters and lashed by devastating storms. But on its surface the melange grows, the substance that gives men the faculty to open their mental horizons, know the future, acquire the skills to maneuver the immense spaceships that guarantee exchanges between worlds and the very survival of the Empire. On the wise Duke Leto, of the Atreides family, the choice of the Emperor falls for the succession of the cruel Harkonnen to the government of the coveted planet. It is the end of the fragile balance of power on which the order of the Empire was based, the beginning of a cosmic clash between extraordinary forces, magical and mysterious peoples, unknown and unfathomable intelligences.
Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce Dune , while Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert will serve as executive producers; Kevin J. Anderson will be the creative consultant.