“I always envisioned a trilogy”, he reiterates today, while the second part has just been validated.
This time it’s officially confirmed: Dune 2 will be produced by Warner Bros. But it shouldn’t be the last installment in the saga of Denis Villeneuve. According to the filmmaker, Dune: Part Two should be followed by Dune: Messiah.
He confides in a interview with EW have always considered ending the Paul Atreides arc with a third installment that would adapt Frank Herbert’s next novel, Dune messiah, which takes place 12 years after the events of Dune. He ensures that at least three films are needed to honor the massive scope of this story:
“I’ve always envisioned three films. It’s not that I want to do a franchise, but it’s Dune, and Dune is a huge story. To get it right, I think you need at least three movies. It would be the dream. To follow Paul Atreides and his full bow would be perfect. “
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It will be recalled that, in the original literary saga, Dune messiah is not the last tome. Corn Denis Villeneuve does not see himself adapting the four other novels which follow, too strange according to him: “Herbert wrote six books, and the more he wrote, the more psychedelic it got… Frankly, I don’t know how some of them could be adapted. One thing at a time. If I ever get a chance to do. Dune: Part Two followed by Dune: Messiah, I would already be a happy man.“
Dune 2 is already scheduled in theaters for October 20, 2023 (in the United States).