Filming has officially begun for Dune: Part Two, and exciting details on the project have been revealed. Firstly, the craft team from the first film is coming back, which includes director Denis Villeneuve, screenwriter Jon Spaihts, cinematographer Greig Fraser, costume designer Jacqueline West, makeup and hair designer Donald Mowat, composer Hans Zimmer, production designer Patrice Vermette, editor Joe Walker, visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert, and special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer. Like the first film, select scenes will be shot using IMAX cameras.
The film’s official cast comprises of Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Stephen McKinley-Henderson, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, and Souheila Yacoub.
We also have an official plot synopsis: “This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.”
The movie has recently been delayed to November 17, 2023, and, unlike its predecessor, which was released simultaneously in theatres and on streaming, it will only release in cinemas.