‘Dune’ Sequel Plan Confirmed by Legendary Pictures

/Film | 4/25/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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There’s a lot of sandy ground to cover with Dune, and one movie might not cut it. Director Denis Villeneuve‘s star-studded Dune adaptation is currently filming, but will there be more to come? Villeneuve has hinted in the past that he’d like to make more than one film to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic to life, and as of now, that seems to be the plan. In a new interview, Legendary CEO Joshua Grode confirms that at least one Dune sequel is being planned – although that could change.

Frank Herbert’s Dune spans 400-plus pages, and tells an epic, world-hopping saga featuring a cavalcade of characters. It’s proven notoriously hard to bring to the screen – not even David Lynch could make it work. Now, Denis Villeneuve is attempt to succeed where others failed. And he’s not going to try to cram it all into one movie. In a new THR interview, Legendary’s Joshua Grode was asked if there would be a Dune sequel. Here’s his reply:

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“That’s the plan. There’s a backstory that was hinted at in some of the books [that we expanded]. Also, when you read the book there’s a logical place to stop the movie before the book is over.”

Villeneuve is currently at work on the first film, but he’s not shooting both movies back-to-back. It looks...
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