'Dune 3' should be last 'Dune' movie for me, says Denis Villeneuve

The filmmaker’s comments come ahead of the release of ‘Dune 2’ in March

Published - February 01, 2024 01:50 pm IST

Denis Villeneuve, Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet during the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2023

Denis Villeneuve, Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet during the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2023 | Photo Credit: Chris Pizzello

Dune 3 is yet to be officially greenlit by Warner Bros and should the studio go ahead with the film, director Denis Villeneuve says it would be his last movie in the franchise based on Frank Herbert's books. The filmmaker's comments come ahead of the release of Dune 2 in March.

Herbert wrote four more ‘Dune’ novels, but Villeneuve said he would like to take up other stories after a third film — titled Dune Messiah — in the series. Dune Messiahshould be the last Dune movie for me," he told Time magazine in an interview.

Last August, Villeneuve said it would be "a dream" come true if he succeeds in making a Dune trilogy. While adapting Herbert's books, the director said he wanted to stay as true as possible to the author's vision.

"I was trying to be, as a filmmaker, as invisible as possible. I tried my best to keep the poetry of the book, the atmosphere, the colours, the smell, and everything that I felt when I read the book. I tried," said Villeneuve, known for Sicario, Arrival and Blade Runner 2049.

Going forward, the filmmaker wants to make an adaptation of Stacy Schiff’s ‘Cleopatra’ and a version of Arthur C Clarke’s futuristic classic ‘Rendezvous With Rama’.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.