Monday, May 27, 2024

“Dune” Sequel Coming in Two Years, as Soon As They Can Film It and the Sand Worm is Signed


“Dune” will get a Part 2, after all.

No surprise: “Dune Part 2” will release on October 23rd, 2023. Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and the sand worm will all return.

Denis Villeneuve’s epic made $41 million over the weekend, and some number of people watched in on HBO Max. “Dune” also represents a big branding opportunity for sequels and off shoots, a whole Universe of Dune-ology. So, of course, they have to make a sequel and finish the first movie as a launching pad for more.

“I just received news from Legendary that we are officially moving forward with ‘Dune: Part Two,’” Villeneuve said in a statement. “It was a dream of mine to adapt Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ and I have the fans, the cast, and crew, Legendary and Warner Bros. to thank for supporting this dream. This is only the beginning.”

Mazel tov!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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