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The saga continues as the Dune sequel begins filming

It’s back to the wastes of Arrakis for Dune fans, as Warner Bros and Legendary have begin filming on the sequel to last year’s hit.

Part Two

This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee. 

Legendary Entertainment press release

Officially titled “Dune: Part Two”, the sequel to 2021’s films is indeed moving forward. Not that that should come as a surprise to anyone, that is. After all, the original movie was well-received by both fans and critics, and it’s been common knowledge that Part Two was in the works.

Nevertheless, it’s always a little bit exciting to see that something has actually begin filming, and that’s the news that we have today. Once again, it’ll be Denis Villeneuve sitting in the director’s chair as well, so if you liked the original, you’ll presumably find Part Two to be a smooth continuance.

Once again, Villeneuve is collaborating with Oscar-winning director of photography Greig Fraser (“Lion,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”), three-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (“The Revenant,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Quills”), and Oscar-nominated makeup, hair and prosthetic designer, Donald Mowat (“Blade Runner 2049”).  Multiple Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer (“Blade Runner 2049,” “Inception,” “Gladiator,” “The Lion King”) is again on hand to create the score.  Villeneuve is also reteaming with Oscar-winning production designer Patrice Vermette (“Arrival,” “Sicario,” “The Young Victoria”), Oscar-winning editor Joe Walker (“Blade Runner 2049,” “Arrival,” “12 Years a Slave”), three-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert (“First Man,” “Blade Runner 2049”), and Oscar-winning special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer (“Blade Runner 2049”).  

“Dune” is being filmed on location in Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Jordan and Italy.  The film is slated for a November 17, 2023 worldwide release from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment.

Legendary Entertainment press release

Along with Villeneuve, the cast of the original will be returning as well, though they’ll be joined by some new faces. Look for the likes of Christopher Walken (as the Emperor),  Florence Pugh, Léa Seydoux, Souheila Yacoub, along with Austin Butler as the Feyd Rautha. That’s a name to watch in this one, as the classic 80s Dune film starred none other than Sting in that role.

Dune: Part Two is expected to hit theaters on November 17th, 2023.

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