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Filming has begun – here’s everything we know about Dune 2

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17 months after the release of the second part of his diptych Dunes, Denis Villeneuve started shooting the film today in Italy. What do we know so far about this highly anticipated sequel to the film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel? The newspaper make the point.

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It was in Altivole, in the province of Treviso, that Denis Villeneuve gave the first crank turns in tow Dunes, Today. According to the specialized website Deadline Hollywood, the Quebec director settled for a few days in this region of north-eastern Italy to shoot some scenes of his film around the Brion Tomb, a funerary monument designed by the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa between 1968. and 1978.


Tombe Brion, in Italy, has been hosting filming for the next Duna since Monday.

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Tombe Brion, in Italy, has been hosting filming for the next Duna since Monday.

According to the Italian newspaper Treviso Today, this popular tourist spot will be closed to the public until July 8 due to the needs of Hollywood production. It is not known which actors of the film will be present in Italy for these first days of filming.

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After this short stay in Italy, Denis Villeneuve will move with his entire team to Budapest, Hungary, on July 21, to move to the same studios where he shot most of the firsts. Dunesin 2019.

new faces

We already know that Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem will reprise their respective roles in the sequel to Dunes. However, in recent weeks, several other stars have joined launch interpret the characters who will appear in the second part of the diptych.


Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet will reprise their respective roles in the Dune sequel.

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Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet will reprise their respective roles in the Dune sequel.

This is particularly the case with Oscar-winning actor Christopher Walken who will slip into the skin of Emperor Padishah Shaddam IV. Florence Pugh (Noon) will play his daughter, Princess Irulan, while the French Léa Seydoux (Death can wait) will play Lady Margot, a member of the sisters’ community.

Actor Austin Butler, who in these days sees himself in Elvis’ skin in the biographical drama dedicated to the King, will defend the character of Feyd-Rautha, the great rival of the hero Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet).

A paid bet

In 2019 Denis Villeneuve had bet to get close to shooting Dunes like the first part of a diptych without being sure of being able to shoot the second part. The Warner Bros studio finally gave the green light to shoot the second chapter last October, after being reassured by the excellent start of the film at the North American box office ($ 40 million in three days).

In an interview with Tree trunk last fall Villeneuve promised a second “more ambitious” film than the first.

“In the first film, we had to take the time to install and explain this universe to people who have never read the book,” the Quebec director later pointed out. Now that these elements have been introduced, the second part of the film can be more dynamic and more pure pleasure and action. Self Duna – part 1 is an appetizer, Duna – part 2 will be the main dish

Released last October, the first film grossed over $ 400 million at the worldwide box office and won six Oscars. Dunes 2 will be released in theaters on November 17, 2023.

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