Christopher Walken and Florence Pugh

Christopher Walken and Florence Pugh

One of the most anticipated films of next year is, without a doubt, Dunes: Part 2. The sequel to the excellent feature film by Dennis Villeneuve will be a reality and little by little we have been able to discover more details. The last of them is related to the distribution of him, which He recently added a couple of luxury signings: Christopher Walken and Florence Pugh.

According The Hollywood Reporterboth actors will have fundamental roles in the story of Dunes: Part 2. Christopher Walken will be Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV himselfwhile Florence Pugh will play Princess Irulan (daughter of the aforementioned emperor).

Another signing that the aforementioned medium advances, although his name had already sounded in recent months, is that of austin butler. Surely you remember her face from Nickelodeon productions like Drake & Josh, Zoey 101 and icarly. More recently we saw it in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Y The Dead Don’t Die. As if that were not enough, she will have the difficult responsibility of stepping into the shoes of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s biographical drama. In Dunes: Part 2 will interest Feyd-Rauthanephew of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.

If there are no obstacles in the way, Dunes: Part 2 will start filming this summer in Budapest under the direction of Dennis Villeneuve, who again wrote the script. The film is expected to be released on October 20, 2023.

As revealed by the director himself last February, the filming of Dunes: Part 2 It will be even more challenging than the one in the first film. Interestingly, it will be the first time that Villeneuve returns to an already explored universe:

“I will say it’s mostly designed. What helps us right now is that it’s my first time revisiting a universe. So I’m working with the same team; they all know what to do, we know what it’s going to be like. The movie is going to be more challenging.” , but we know where we’re stepping. And the script is written. So I feel confident. When you adapt, you have to make bold decisions to bring things to life. And I think that was the best way to introduce this world to a wide audience. Now, in the second [película]I want to have more flexibility, and it will be possible to go a little deeper into some of these details.”

Among those details is, for example, showing more of the Harkonnen house. For those who haven’t had a chance to read Frank Herbert’s novel, the first film made it clear that the Baron is willing to commit any atrocity to further his ends. Nevertheless, will be until Dunes: Part 2 when will delve into the Harkonnens.

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“It’s like a game of chess. There will be some new characters introduced in part two, and a decision I made early on was that part one would be more about Paul Atreides and the Bene Gesserit, and their experience of being in contact for the first time. time with a different culture. In the second part, there will be a lot more Harkonnen material,” Villeneuve concluded. After the tremendous signings of Christopher Walken and Florence Pugh, surely in the coming months more names will be added than expected Dunes: Part 2.