Villeneuve likened the upcoming “Dune” storyline to a “game of chess”, with new characters being introduced.
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“I would say it is primarily designed,” Villeneuve told Empire of the sequel starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, and Stellan Skarsgård. “What helps us right now is that this is my first time revisiting a universe. So I’m working with the same team, everyone knows what to do, we know what it’s going to be like. The movie will be more challenging, but we know where we’re going. And the screenplay is written. So I feel confident.”
Villeneuve added, “Honestly, the only big unknown for me right now is the pandemic.”
Adapting the novel “Dune” was a huge feat for the “Blade Runner 2049” director, as Villeneuve said he had to make “bolder choices” in order for plot points to come to life on screen.
“In the second part, I wanted to have more flexibility and be able to go a little deeper into some of these details,” Villeneuve said.
Some of those details include an expansion on the Harkonnen clan, specifically the villain Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, played by Skarsgård, and his grandson, Glossu Rabban, played by Bautista.
“It was like a game of chess,” Villeneuve continued. “Several new characters will be introduced in the second season and I decided very early on that this first season would be more about Paul Atreides and Bene Gesserit, and his experience of first contacting them. another person. culture. The second part, there will be more about Harkonnen. ”
Villeneuve added of the production, “I just wanted to experience it, be with it, every moment of it. When I shoot a movie, I shoot it like all my movies, as if it were the last. I will do the same with ‘Part Two.’
“Dune” Receives 10 Oscars nominationsincluding Best Picture.
“Honestly, if you had told me a few months ago that we were going to be in the Oscars race, that we were going to get such recognition, I wouldn’t have believed you. It’s really moving,” said Villeneuve recently said. “If you’re nominated, that’s a great thing… I don’t take things for granted, and I’m extremely pleased with what we got.”
“Dune: Part Two” will open in theaters on October 20, 2023. This time, unlike “Part One,” the film will receive an exclusive theatrical release instead of a date-based release on HBO Max. While typically Warner Bros. The film is now streaming after 45 days of screening, plans for “Dune: Part Two” have yet to be announced.
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