Denis Villeneuve’s Dune sequel is hitting theaters a little earlier than expected.
Following the news that Marvel’s Blade movie has been delayed to 2024, Warner Bros. has announed that it has moved the upcoming Dune sequel to its old release date of November 3, 2023. The film was previously scheduled to hit theaters on November 17, 2023.
Who is attached to the Dune sequel?
Denis Villeneuve is back in the director’s chair for the Dune sequel as Timothée Chalamet leads a cast that also includes Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux and Souheila Yacoub. Filming is currently underway.
In addition to directing the first Dune movie, Denis Villeneuve also co-wrote its script alongside Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. The movie opened in theaters in October 2021, earning $401.8 million at the worldwide box office before winning six Oscars at the 94th Academy Awards. A television spin-off series is currently in the works at HBO Max.
Here is the synopsis for the Dune sequel:
This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.
The fist Dune movie stars Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem and David Dastmalchian.
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