"Dune: Part 2": Shooting to Begin Soon

The sequel has been pushed back nonetheless

by Pierre Lorenz on July 3, 2022

Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" from last year won six Oscars, making it the movie with the most awards at this year's Academy Awards. The blockbuster was well received not only by the jury, but also by fans and film critics. Hence, a sequel was already agreed upon shortly after the movie's release. As Collider reports, the so-called pre-shooting will already kick off this month in Italy, more precisely at the Tomba Brion in the province of Treviso. The modern work of art fits perfectly with the monumental architecture of "Dune". At the end of the month, the proper shooting is scheduled to begin in Budapest under the direction of Denis Villeneuve. In terms of the cast, we are going to see some familiar faces from the first part again, including Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Zendaya as Chani, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Javier Bardem as Stilgar and Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. Other confirmed newcomers include Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot and Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV, while Florence Pugh will also make her debut as Princess Irulan along with Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha.

In spite of the good news regarding the shooting start, there is still a little downer as far as the release date is concerned. As told by The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has decided to postpone "Dune: Part 2". Nevertheless, fans should not worry too much, because the theatrical release has been adjusted only by a few weeks from October 2023 to November 17, 2023.

In addition to "Dune: Part 2", a series called "Dune: The Sisterhood" is currently in production. The spin-off revolves around the Bene Gesserit, and the pilot will even be directed by Denis Villeneuve himself. Yet, it is not known when exactly the series will kick off.

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