Denis Villeneuve may not be done exploring the sandy landscapes and complex politics of Frank Herbert’s universe. In an exclusive interview with Empire, the director revealed his aspirations to complete a trilogy.
Villeneuve expressed, “If I succeed in making a trilogy, that would be the dream.” A potential third film would adapt “Dune Messiah,” Herbert‘s direct follow-up to his groundbreaking novel.
Although the anticipation is building for “Dune: Part Two”, fans will need to be a little more patient for the second installment. Warner Bros. officially announced a new release date for “Dune: Part Two,” now slated to debut on March 15, 2024.
This delay comes amid ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes that have impacted various aspects of the entertainment industry, including press coverage for upcoming films. However, Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment remain optimistic about the new release window, aiming to capitalize on the 2024 spring break and Easter holidays.
Since the first two parts of “Dune” and the spin-off series “Dune: The Sisterhood” were filmed at ORIGO Studios in Budapest, it’s not unimagianble that that a third film would also be filmed in the Hungarian capital.
Villeneuve‘s commitment to the “Dune” universe goes beyond mere musings; the director confirmed that “there are words on paper,” suggesting that plans for the adaptation of “Dune: Messiah” are more than just nebulous ideas.