For followers, the information of Dune Half 2 coming in October 2023 is superb. Which means we’ll, for certain, see what occurs subsequent with Paul Atreides. For Dune Half 1 writer-director Denis Villeneuve, it’s nice information too, however in contrast to the followers he has an even bigger situation: truly making the film in time.
“It’s implausible information, however it’s additionally form of a burden,” the director advised the Hollywood Reporter. “The excellent news is that loads of the work has been achieved already relating to design, casting, places and writing. So we’re not ranging from scratch. It’s not a protracted time period, however I’ll attempt to face that problem as a result of it’s vital for me that the viewers sees Half Two as quickly as attainable. It’s not a sequel the place it’s one other episode or one other story with the identical characters. It truly has direct continuity to the primary film. It’s the second a part of the massive large film that I’m attempting to do. So the earlier the higher.”
In the identical interview, Villeneuve admits manufacturing most likely wouldn’t begin till fall of 2022 (“Even that may be quick,” he mentioned)—leaving solely a 12 months for each manufacturing and post-manufacturing. It’s not not possible, in fact, however it’s not the simplest factor both with a movie of that measurement. Fortunately, Villeneuve mentioned he feels reenergized because of the optimistic reactions the movie has been getting. “To know that individuals are having fun with the film and that the film has created enthusiasm, it does give me the mandatory power to do Half Two,” he mentioned. “Even from a really selfish perspective, that pleasure provides me power. That’s what I’ll say. If it was the alternative and no one had proven as much as the theater, I don’t know the place I’d discover the mandatory stamina to face the problem of Half Two.”
And, as we’d beforehand reported, that power might even carry over to the following e-book in Frank Herbert’s Dune sequence, Dune Messiah. “If issues go effectively with Half Two, I might foresee the concept of possibly doing a 3rd film, Dune Messiah. That will make sense to me,” the director mentioned. “After that, to reply your query, I believe that I’ll make another motion pictures; let’s name them huge motion pictures relating to their ambition and scope. And afterward, after I’m too drained to do this, I’ll return to some smaller tasks. [Laughs.] However for now, I’ve the power to do that.”
He’s gonna want it. The clock is ticking and Dune Half 2 is slated to be in theaters nearly two years from now, on October 20, 2023.
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