Dune by Denis Villeneuve
Second part postponed to November 2023
The return to the desert planet Arrakis has been delayed: the second part of “Dune” will not be released until November 2023.
Fans of the visually stunning sci-fi epic “Dune” will have to wait a little longer to find out what awaits young Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet, 26). The Warner Bros. film studio. pushed back the US debut date by about a month. Instead of mid-October, Denis Villeneuves (54) following the cinema success of 2021 should now start on November 17, 2023 in the USA. writes the industry website “Deadline”. November 16 would therefore be a realistic new date for German cinema.
Warner Bros. does not necessarily make the task easier. Because another sci-fi movie is scheduled for the same day, at least so far: the prequel to “Hunger Games” “The song of birds and snakes” from the film studio Lionsgate. Warner Bros. didn’t give reasons for the postponement, but it’s the still lucrative Thanksgiving window.
The hero’s journey on Arrakis continues
“Dune: Part II” picks up directly from the events of Part I and follows Paul Atreides as he prepares with the natives of the desert planet Arrakis to battle the evil Harkonnen. Once again, alongside Chalamet as the main character, Josh Brolin (54), Rebecca Ferguson (38), Javier Bardem (53), Dave Bautista (53), Stellan Skarsgård (71) and Zendaya (25) can be seen.
Stars like Christopher Walken (79), Florence Pugh (26), Léa Seydoux (37) and “Elvis” actor Austin Butler (30) are new to the cast. The shooting of the remake of the book of the same name by Frank Herbert (1920-1986) should start this year. The material was first filmed in 1984 by David Lynch (76).