The director of Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve, is preparing to take on a big screen adaptation of another sci-fi classic… Dune. This is a dream project for the director and we recently learned that he is planning on making two Dune films, maybe even more!
While speaking at the Montreal’s Place des Arts’ Théâtre Maisonneuve for the Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois, Villeneuve gave the following update on the project:
“Dune will probably take two years to make. The goal is to make two films, maybe more.”
That’s great to hear! There’s a lot of stuff in Frank Herbert‘s classic novel to cover and tells that story over the course of two or more films makes more sense than trying to cram it all into one movie. As much as I liked David Lynch’s film, it really wasn’t the best adaptation of the book.
There’s a point in the book that would make for a perfect film split. There’s a time jump in the middle of the book, which would be a great place in the story to split the two films.
The script for the film is being written by Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Insider, Ali, Munich, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Villeneuve previously explained that the movie will be like Star Wars for adults.
Villeneuve is a crazy talented filmmaker and I can’t wait to see how his Dune film projects turns out! I really do hope that he gets to make at least two Dune movies.
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