Dune (titled onscreen as Dune: Part One) is a 2021 American epic science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Villeneuve, and Eric Roth. It is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, which covers roughly the first half of the book.
“Dune” director Denis Villenueve has revealed that a Dune sequel, Dune 2, is in the works.
To note, “Dune film stream” itself will be aired for the first time at the Venice Film Festival, Friday (3/9/2021), at the Palazzo del Cinema, Lido, Venice, Italy. Apparently, Villenueve was sure there would be a continuation of the film, starring Timothee Chalamet.
“When you make a film in two parts, when you do the first part, you have to know what you are going to do in the second part. So I would say that I would be very ready to leave pretty quickly,” said Denis Villenueve.
Now, the director is still waiting for the green light from the Warner Bros. production house. Meanwhile, Villenueve will do some things that need to be prepared before the shooting process begins.
“To be able to move quickly with a film of this size, you still need to make the sets, the costumes, so it might take a few months,” he explained.
Denis Villenueve is even optimistic that the filming process can take place next year and hopes that Dune 2 will come to his fans soon.
“If there’s enthusiasm and the film turns green soon, I’d say I’m ready to shoot 2022, for sure. 2022 for sure,” said the maker of the Blade Runner 2049 filmmaker.
“I’d love that I’m ready to go, and I’d say I’d love to bring it to the screen as soon as possible.”
Now, “Dune” continues its North American premiere, at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 11, 2021, followed by a screening on HBO Max on October 22, 2021 alongside the James Bond film 007 – Keine Zeit Zu Sterben ganzer film with the phenomenal title “No Time No Die”.
“Dune” in the eyes of film critics
The remake of the epic science fiction work, “Dune”, received praise from film critics on Friday (03/9), especially the visual side which was considered stunning. Even so, some of their reviews say, only die-hard fans will enjoy Dune’s storyline.
“The film, which stars Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya, gets five stars for world-building, and about two-and-a-half in terms of storytelling,” said Variety critic Owen Gleiberman.
However, he also considered that this film was not able to bring the audience’s emotions into the film. As many as 85% of the 27 reviews collected on the Rotten Tomatoes website labeled positive as of Friday (03/9) afternoon.
Some predict that the film will compete at the Oscars. This is reflected in the praise of Robbie Collin of The Daily Telegraph calling it “the most majestic, disturbing and enveloping science fiction”.
Xan Brooks of The Guardian praised the film, calling it “a blockbuster cinema of the highest quality that is dizzying and dazzling”.
While Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly gave it a B, “If you’ve been deep into Herbert’s mythology, you’ll love to hear every word whispered. If you come without knowing the difference between a Holtzman shield and a hole in the floor, it’s a longer journey,” says Greenblatt.