We return to Arrakis. This has been announced by the new trailer, the official poster and the first images shared by Vanity Fair of the second part of the adaptation of Dune. Denis Villeneuve promised to do justice to the novel by Frank Herbert and, after a critically acclaimed first part, and judging by the recently released first trailer, it seems that the director has kept his word.
The announcement of the new signings for Dunes: Part 2 It only increased the expectations of the fans of the novel by Frank Herbert that, after adapting David Lynch from 1984, they welcomed a new adaptation of the complicated story of Paul Atreides in 2021 with suspicion.
Two years later, after emerging victorious from the first assault, Villeneuve returns to Arrakis with new faces, eternal dilemmas and the growing struggle of the Harkonnens and Fremen for Dune.
‘Dune 2’: Trailer
After meeting at the end of the first movie, the first look at Dunes: Part 2 returns to Arrakis with Paul Atreides and Chani, played by Timothée Chalamet and zendayawho must fight the Harkonnens while Chalamet’s character continues to discover himself as Muad’dib.
After the first images published by Vanity Fairthis first trailer finally shows us the new additions that join Villeneuve’s adaptation, among which the appearance of Austin Butlerwho surprises with his physical change to embody the archenemy of Paul Atreides.
‘Dune 2’: Release date
In December 2022, Timothée Chalamet announced through his Instagram account the end of filming for the film. We’ve had to wait 4 months since then but, according to the first official poster, we finally know that the fate of Paul Atreides awaits us in theaters next November 3.
‘Dune 2’: Synopsis
The first part left us with Paul Atreides (Chalamet) and his mother (Rebecca Ferguson) fleeing into the desert and establishing an alliance with the Fremen after being attacked by the Harkonnens. But the worms, the Spice, and the dreams about Chani (Zendaya) were just the appetizer, with many of the novel’s main characters yet to make an appearance.
The second part will pick up the story where the first left off and show how Chalamet’s character will join Chani and the Fremen to seek revenge against those who have destroyed his family. With the knowledge of a terrible future that only he can see, Paul must choose between love and the fate of the universe. In his journey, he will make new allies and dangerous enemies, embodied by some of the best-known faces in Hollywood today.
As Villeneuve himself has stated, the Harkonnens will be the protagonists of this second part. “It’s like a game of chess. Part two will introduce some new characters, and a decision I made very early on was that this first part would be more about Paul Atreides and the Bene Gesserit, and his experience of coming into contact for the first time. with a different culture. In the second part, there will be much more Harkonnen material.“.
‘Dune 2’: Cast
The announcement of the first cast seemed unbeatable, but that was before meeting the new additions. Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin and Stellan Skarsgard (remember that, in the first part, both Duncan Idaho, played by Jason Momoaas Leto Atreides, played by oscar isaacthey were assassinated), some of the great stars of the moment join.
Christopher Walken, Florence Pugh, Léa Seydoux, Tim Blake Nelson and Austin Butler join the cast to give life to some of the novel’s most important characters. At 79 years old, Walken gets into the skin of the Emperor Shaddam IVhead of the Corrino Imperial House, while Pugh gives life to his daughter, the princess irulandestined to marry Paul Atreides.
Seydoux will play Lady Margot Fenringa ruthless agent of the Bene Gesserit, while Butler gets into the shoes of one of the most anticipated characters in the novel, the archenemy of Atreides and nephew of Baron Harkonnen (Skarsgård), Feyd-Rautha Harkonnenwho was played by Sting in David Lynch’s version.
‘Dune 2’: Director
After opening Blade Runner 2049 in 2017, and after giving us other movies like prisoners (2013), Hitman (2015) and the arrival (2016), in 2021, Denis Villeneuve He decided to embark on what could be considered his most ambitious and personal project: follow in the footsteps of David Lynch and re-adapt Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel.
A very personal adaptation because, as the director has explained on more than one occasion, he is a great fan of novels, so doing justice to the complex world of Arrakis has always been his priority.
The first adaptation earned him critical acclaim and 10 Oscar nominationsamong them for best film and, judging by the trailer for the second installment, the continuation of Dune de Villeneuve seems to go the same way. Long live the warriors.
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