The Canadian director has no intention of committing himself to filming the entire Dune saga for the rest of his life and has set a bar he doesn’t want to cross.
If you were hoping to see films based on Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune AND Dune RebirthSorry, but there is bad news: Denis Villeneuve is not going to do them.
Canadian director who made two films based on the first book, Dunes (The Dunes – Part Two will be released in March next year), probably planned a trilogy from the very beginning, but did not go further. Then the third film will be based on Dune Messiah (Dune Messiah), the second book in the series and the last to focus on the figure of Paul Muad’Dib.
During a recent interview with EmpireThe director stated that “it would be a dream” if he could direct this trilogy. The director spoke about his big plan and ideas, saying:
If you could make a trilogy, it would be a dream. Dune Messiah it was written as a reaction to people’s perception of Paul Atreides as a hero. This is not what he (Herbert) wanted to do. My adaptation (Dune) is closer to his idea, which is actually a warning.
Villeneuve also said that he had already started writing the script for the film. Dune Messiah before the Writers Guild of America strike, stating:
I must say that there are words on the card.
Or, more likely, in the computer’s memory.
Villeneuve previously spoke about his plans for a third film, saying:
There is a second book of Dune, Dune Messiahwhich could have been an outstanding film. I always thought there could be a trilogy; we’ll see after that. Years of work have passed and I can’t think of going any further.
Of course, it remains to be seen what Warner Bros thinks, who weren’t even sure they would green-light a second installment. Dunes. Dune Messiah objectively it has a much less epic plot than the first volume, although much depends on what kind of adaptation Villeneuve makes.
Dunes It is a mythical and emotional hero’s journey that tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), “a brilliant and gifted young man, born to a great destiny beyond his comprehension, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to secure the future.” his family and his people.” When the forces of evil break out in conflict over the single source of the planet’s most valuable resource that can unleash humanity’s greatest potential, only those who can conquer their fear will survive.”
The next chapter of the story will follow “the mythical journey of Paul Atreides, who joins Chani and the Fremen on a path of vengeance against the conspirators who destroyed his family. He is forced to choose between the love of his life and the fate of his known universe as he tries to prevent a terrible future that only he can foresee.”
The film’s cast includes Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Zendaya as Chani, Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Harkonnen, Javier Bardem as Chief Stilgar, Charlotte Rampling. as Reverend Mother Mohiam, David Dastmkalchian as Peter De Vries, Chang Chen as Dr. Yue, Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Liet-Kynes, and Dave Bautista as Baron Rabban’s nephew.