It’s confirmed, “Dune” will have a sequel, with a release date slated for fall 2023, announces the Legendary studio, which produced the adaptation of the first part of Franck Herbert’s famous novel, released on September 15 in France.
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Legendary and Warner Bros. announced on October 27 that a second part of the film Dune was well programmed. The “Part two” of the film will, like the premiere, be directed by Canadian Denis Villeneuve. Building on its enormous success, the production announces the arrival in theaters of this second part for October 2023.
“This is just the beginning”, Legendary said on his Twitter account. “Thank you to those who lived the experience Dune until then, and those who will experience it in the coming days and weeks. We are delighted to continue this journey! “
This is only the beginning …
– Legendary (@Legendary) October 26, 2021
“We are delighted to continue this journey with Denis Villeneuve, his cast, his team, and our partners at Legendary. We look forward to bringing the next chapter of this epic fable to theaters in October 2023”, said Toby Emmerich, president of Warner Bros. Timothée Chalamet also formalized the news by also posting on social networks a “Dune Part Two” on orange background.
– Timothée Chalamet (@RealChalamet) October 26, 2021
The feature film, adapted from Franck Herbert’s novel, grossed more than $ 40 million in its first week of operation in the United States, where the film was released on October 22, and aa already raised $ 223 million in global revenue.
In France, Dune has drawn 2.7 million viewers since its release on September 15. And even though the latest James Bond is blowing up the counters, Dune remains for the moment the biggest success of the year in France ahead of Kaamelott (2.6 million tickets sold).