Director Denis Villeneuve has revealed that the long-awaited sequel to his 2021 film "Dune" will be more of an action and muscle affair. The premiere of the film called "Dune: The Second Part" is scheduled for March 2024. In an interview with Variety, Villeneuve described the sequel as "more muscular" than the original, which was praised for its meditative and contemplative tone.
“The first film was more meditative and contemplative,” he said. "We followed a young man discovering a new planet, a new culture. The second film is more action-oriented. It has more muscle." This change in tone is likely due in part to the fact that Dune: Part Two was shot entirely with IMAX cameras.
This will give the film a more immersive and visually stunning experience for the audience.
Huge success of the first part of the film
The original "Dune" was a critical and commercial success, earning over $400 million at the worldwide box office and 10 Academy Award nominations.
It won six of those awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Visual Effects. Dune: Part II stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling and Javier Bardem.
Newcomers to the cast include Christopher Walken, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh and Léa Seydoux. The official synopsis for "Dune: Part 2" reads: "This sequel will explore the mythical journey of Paul Atreides as he teams up with the Chani and the Fremen and plots revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family.
Faced with a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he seeks to prevent a terrible future that only he can foresee."
A third part is also possible
Villeneuve expressed his desire to make a third film in the series, which would adapt the entire first novel of Frank Herbert's "Dine" saga.
However, no official plans have been announced for a third film. "Dune: Part Two" will surely be one of the most anticipated films of 2024. With its stunning visuals and star-studded cast, it's sure to be a must-see for fans of the original film and newcomers to the franchise.