The sequel to ‘Dune’ still does not have a green light and could depend on its reception on HBO Max

Denis Villeneuve directs the new adaptation of the Frank Herbert classic. You can enjoy it on the big screen from September 17.

On September 17 it opens on the big screen Dune, Denis Villeneuve’s vision of Frank Herbert’s novel. The director brings back the 1965 classic to create an epic far-reaching sci-fi adventure. In fact, from the beginning, the director raised the project as the same separate story in two films, but, according to Variety, the continuation would depend on the reception of the first installment.

According to said media, HBO has not yet given the green light to the second part of Dune and he is supposedly waiting to see how the first film works among the public. Villeneuve is quite clear that he wants to continue the story, but, for the moment, he does not take it for granted. In the interview with Variety He has assured that he wanted to make both feature films at the same time, but understands that the studio wants to make sure before giving the green light.

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At first I wanted to do both parts simultaneously. For many reasons, that did not happen and I agree with the challenge of doing the first part and then waiting to see if the film arouses enough enthusiasm, “says the director.

While doing the first part, I put all my passion into it, in case it was the only one. But i’m optimistic

In a statement by Timothee Chalamet during the Venice Film Festival, the actor did not assure the second part either, but did not hide his desire for it to be a reality. Chalamet commented that he “hoped to do a second one” and that that would be “a dream”. There is no doubt on the team’s side that they will return to the Dune universe if viewers respond satisfactorily. The director is already writing the script and if nothing surprising happens and the film has the good reception that is expected, it is only a matter of time before it is confirmed Dune 2.

“And Dunes: Part 2 takes place, I will say that it will be a playground for me “, the filmmaker confesses enthusiastically. In the second film, with the presentations already made, he can dedicate himself to investigate the fictional world of Arrakis.” It will be pure cinematographic pleasure “, ditch.

Among Villeneuve’s ambitious plans is also a prequel series titled Dune: The Sisterhood, centered on the Bene Gesserit, a mysterious order of women with extraordinary abilities. Villeneuve remains as producer and director of the pilot episode, but the position of ‘showrunner’ is filled by Diane Ademu-John.

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