Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” is gearing up for its world premiere in Venice shortly ahead of a global release in October.
Should all go well, then Villeneuve will head into production on “Dune: Part Two,” adapting the back half of Frank Herbert’s original 1965 novel that kicked off a whole saga spanning multiple books.
Villeneuve is currently writing the script for that second part with screenwriter Jon Spaihts and suggests he could begin filming the sequel in the Fall of 2022.
This week, talking to CBC Radio Canada (via The Playlist), he revealed that he’s considering the idea of making a “Dune” trilogy with an adaptation of the short second book “Dune Messiah” to potentially close it out:
“There is Dune’s second book, ‘The Messiah of Dune,’ which could make an extraordinary film. I always saw that there could be a trilogy; after that, we’ll see. It’s years of work; I can’t think of going further than that.”
“Dune,” “Dune Messiah” and “Children of Dune” are generally considered a trilogy of sorts with the latter two adapted as a single three-part mini-series in