Fans of the visually stunning sci-fi epic “Dune” will have to wait a little longer before they find out what’s next for the young Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet, 26). Film studio Warner Bros. has postponed the US start date by about a month. Instead of mid-October, Denis Villeneuves (54) sequel to the cinema success of 2021 is now scheduled to start on November 17, 2023 in the USA. writes the industry website “Deadline”. November 16 would therefore be realistic as the new German cinema date.
Warner Bros. doesn’t necessarily make it easy for itself. Because another sci-fi film is planned for the same day, at least so far: The “Hunger Games” prequel “The Song of Birds and Snakes” from the Lionsgate film studio. Warner Bros. has not given the reasons for the postponement, but it is the always lucrative Thanksgiving window.
The hero’s journey on Arrakis continues
Picking up directly from the events of part one, Dune: Part II follows Paul Atreides as he prepares with the native people of the desert planet of Arrakis to battle the diabolical Harkonnen. Once again, alongside Chalamet as the main character, Josh Brolin (54), Rebecca Ferguson (38), Javier Bardem (53), Dave Bautista (53), Stellan Skarsgård (71) and Zendaya (25) can be seen.
Stars like Christopher Walken (79), Florence Pugh (26), Léa Seydoux (37) and “Elvis” actor Austin Butler (30) are new to the cast. Filming on the remake of the book of the same name by Frank Herbert (1920-1986) is scheduled to start this year. The material was filmed for the first time in 1984 by David Lynch (76).