Dune: the director is already thinking about the adaptation of Messiah by Dune

Even before the shooting of the new film adaptation of Dunes, we knew the initial projects of Legendary Pictures were to make two films in the saga, which would explore the first book of the saga. Today, although the start of the second film is still awaiting the box office results of its predecessor, director Denis Villeneuve, speaking to CBC Radio Canada, revealed that he is already thinking about a third film. an adaptation of Messiah of Dune (the second novel in the Frank Herbert cycle).

Denis Villeneuve is interested in a third Dune film, centered on Dune’s novel Messiah

“There is the second book of the Dune cycle, Messiah of Dune, which could become an extraordinary film” Villeneuve explained. “I’ve always seen this project as a potential trilogy, and after that… we’ll see. It’s been years of work, I can’t think of going beyond this period of time. “

What is certain is that anyone who has seen the film, arriving in Italian cinemas next September, is talking about a masterpiece like few others in the history of cinema, with Warner Bros. which is betting everything on the creation of a franchise (which already includes several board games, a TV series and, it seems, even video games).

The possibility of seeing an adaptation of Dune’s Messiah on the big screen in the future does not actually seem to be that remote.

Dune plot, details and release date

Set on the planet Arrakis, we find ourselves exploring the story of two warring galactic royal families, the House of Atreides and the House of Harkonnen. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated, his son Paul and wife Jessica escape only to be saved by the Fremen, who become Paul’s personal army against the Harkonnen as they develop powers from the spice, a substance that extends life and makes possible the interstellar travel. A tangled web of royal intrigue is revealed as the Emperor and other cosmic powers attempt to wipe out the house of Atreides.

The protagonist will be Timothée Chalamet, in the role of Paul Atreides. Her mother, Lady Jessica, will be played by Rebecca Ferguson. Duke Leto will have the face of Oscar Isaac, flanked by loyal Gurney Halleck and Duncan Idaho played by Josh Brolin And Jason Mamoa. Zendaya instead it will be Chani, a mysterious Fremen girl who will capture Paul’s interest; the girl’s Fremen tribe will be led by Javier Bardem, in the guise of Stilgar. The main antagonists will be Stellan Skarsgård, the evil Baron Harkonnen, and Dave Bautista, in the guise of his nephew Rabban.

Denis Villeneuve he directed Dunes and co-wrote the script with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth, based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. The film is produced by Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve, Cale Boyter And Joe Caracciolo, Jr. Executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt And Kim Herbert.

The release date of Dunes in Italian cinemas is set for next September 16 (in the US it will arrive on October 22).

The film will also be screened out of competition, as a world premiere, at the 78th International Film Festival of the Venice Biennale which will take place from 1 to 11 September 2021.

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