Director Denis Villeneuve, known for his epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune,” isn’t ready to leave the sands of Arrakis just yet. In an interview, he expressed his desire to continue the journey with a third movie based on “Dune Messiah,” if the opportunity arises.
Denis Villeneuve’s Ambitious Vision for a ‘Dune’ Trilogy Beyond ‘Dune: Part Two’
Denis Villeneuve, director of “Dune: Part Two,” has big ambitions for the desert planet of Arrakis. He revealed his dream of expanding the Dune saga into a trilogy. He sees potential in adapting “Dune Messiah,” aligning with Frank Herbert’s original intent as a cautionary tale.
However, Villeneuve acknowledges the challenges of adapting the more esoteric later books. While it’s not officially greenlit, the director assures us that the concept isn’t just a daydream – there are concrete plans on paper.
‘Dune: Part Two’ And Its Ambitious Plot, Continues Paul Atreides’ Epic Saga
The sequel sees Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) joining forces with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen to confront the Harkonnens. Returning stars include Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, and Dave Bautista. Newcomers include Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Florence Pugh, Léa Seydoux, and Souheila Yacoub.
Director Denis Villeneuve promises an action-packed war epic with fresh locations. Release delayed to March 15, 2024, due to an ongoing actors’ strike.