‘Dune’: Denis Villeneuve is set to shoot the second part in 2022 (if he gets the green light soon)

The first installment, an adaptation of the homonymous novel by Frank Herbert, opens in Spanish cinemas on September 17.

Dune, the adaptation of the homonymous novel by Frank Herbert, hits Spanish cinemas on September, 17th. The film, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Timothée Chalamet, only brings part of the book to the big screen and the idea is that there will be a sequel that will be in charge of telling the remaining story. However, the continuation still does not have a green light from Warner Bros. And, of course, everything will depend, among other things, on the film’s box office data. Villeneuve, who has attended the Venice festival to present the film, he has spoken about his plans for the second part and has acknowledged that filming of the second part can begin in 2022.

“When you make a film in two parts, necessarily, when you do the first part you have to know what you are going to do in the second part. So I would say that I am very prepared to go fast”, it begins at /Film. “” To go fast in a movie of that scale you need to do sets, suits, so we’re talking months. But if there is enthusiasm and the movie gets the green light sooner rather than later, I’d say for sure I’ll be ready to shoot in 2022. I would love it because I am ready to do it and I would love to bring it to the screen as soon as possible, “he adds.

As for what differentiates the first part from the possible second installment, Villeneuve has said the following: “The complicated part [en la primera parte] It was to introduce you to this world, the ideas, the codes, the cultures, the different families, the different planets. Once this is done, it becomes a crazy pitch. So it will allow me to go crazy and really create … I shouldn’t say this, but I will say for me Dune: Part One it is like an aperitif. Dune: Part Dos it is the main food to which we can add much more. That is what I can say. As much as Dune: Part One it was my most exciting project, Dune: Part Dos It is already exciting me even more, “he concludes.

While in Spain the film will be released exclusively in cinemas, in other territories such as the United States the film will also be available in HBO Max free of charge for subscribers. After its presentation at the Venice Film Festival, the criticism has been mixed. Some have spoken of the film’s benefits and have even described it as a “masterpiece.” Others, however, have not been too happy with Villeneuve’s vision.

In any case, the general public will also play an important part in order for the sequel to receive the green light. Will be Dune a blockbuster or not? Blade Runner 2049, the director’s latest project, did not perform too well, raising a total of $ 259 million worldwide. Now that your new film is being released in a hybrid way in some territories and that there is a pandemic involved, how will it behave? Dune?