Dune: Part Two Has Wrapped Up Filming, Lead Timothée Chalamet Confirms

Dune: Part Two Has Wrapped Up Filming, Lead Timothée Chalamet Confirms
Dune: Part Two Has Wrapped Up Filming, Lead Timothée Chalamet Confirms

Dune: Part Two has wrapped up filming. In an Instagram publish, lead Timothée Chalamet mentioned, “DUNE 2 WRAPPED (with desert dad !!),” by which he is seen pictured alongside his father, Marc Chalamet. The much-anticipated sequel started filming in July, with Denis Villeneuve returning as director to grasp the second half of the unique 1965 novel by Frank Herbert. Dune 2’s launch date was just lately moved up by two weeks — after Marvel Studios’ Blade evacuated the spot — and is now slated to hit theatres in November, subsequent 12 months.

Villeneuve — finest recognized for the critically-acclaimed Prisoners, and Blade Runner 2049 — did the unimaginable when he managed to show Herbert’s dense epic right into a digestible format. Notable filmmakers comparable to David Lynch tried an adaptation a long time in the past that turned out to be notorious, whereas Alejandro Jodorowsky, who drew inspiration from his personal graphic novel collection The Incal, didn’t even get it off the bottom. 2021’s Dune additionally occurred to be one of many first big-budget — $165 million (about Rs. 1,363 crore) — Hollywood movies to show that folks have been nonetheless prepared to go to theatres, in a post-COVID world. The movie grossed $401.8 million (about Rs. 3,320 crore) on the international field workplace, and bagged six Academy Awards, together with one apiece for Best Cinematography and Original Score.

While Chalamet’s tweet by no means mentions plot particulars, the official Dune: Part Two synopsis from Warner Bros. reads: “This follow-up movie will discover the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen whereas on a warpath of revenge in opposition to the conspirators who destroyed his household.” The first film confirmed glimpses of Paul’s visions, involving an oncoming campaign, which noticed him placing down enemies in battle, whereas wearing a bizarre golden-white armour. The clip targeted on his blue-tinted eyes — presumably, after mastering the applying of the uncommon spice aka melange.

As acknowledged earlier than, manufacturing on Dune 2 started in July, throughout a number of areas together with Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Italy, and Jordan. The movie will characteristic returning solid members in Zendaya because the love curiosity Chani, Rebecca Ferguson’s Lady Jessica (Paul’s mom), Stellan Skarsgård the as antagonist Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, and Javier Bardem as Stilgar, the chief of the Arrakis tribe. New entrants embody Léa Seydoux (The French Dispatch) as Lady Margot, Christopher Walken (Seven Psychopaths) because the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV, and Florence Pugh (Black Widow) as Princess Irulan Corrino.

Late final month, Chernobyl director Johan Renck confirmed on Instagram that manufacturing on HBO Max’s Dune spin-off prequel collection, Dune: The Sisterhood had commenced in Budapest. Set 10,000 years earlier than the occasions of Dune, the collection follows the Harkonnen sisters, as they become involved in an underground coven known as the Sisterhood of Rossak, who prepare their minds and physique to acquire supernatural powers. Starring Emily Watson (Synecdoche, New York) and Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter motion pictures) within the lead, the present is supposed to point out the evolution of the enigmatic Bene Gesserit we noticed within the 2021 film.

Dune: Part Two will hit theatres worldwide on November 3, 2023.

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