While I’m one of those weirdos who really likes David Lynch’s 1984 film of Dune, I’m getting very excited at the thought of the director of Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival and Blade Runner: 2049 doing his version, and now it seems that it won’t just be one film. Via Playlist, Villeneuve revealed at Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois that:
“Dune will probably take two years to make. The goal is to make two films, maybe more.”
I suppose that makes sense, considering that Frank L. Herbert’s book is so huge, though having read it myself it’s also very, very dialogue-heavy which may not translate well on to the screen. Maybe he’s going to incorporate stuff from some of the book sequels?.
“Set in the distant future, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, control of Arrakis is highly contested among competing noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship to nature as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s control of Arrakis.”