Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part 2, shot largely in Hungary at Origo Studios, is set to impress fans with stunning visuals, according to the film’s costume designer Jacqueline West.
According to a report by Collider, she said that the new film has an intensive work environment, and is expected to offer viewers a visually distinct universe they can explore in-depth. Speaking at a masterclass for Qatar’s Doha Film Institute, she noted that work on the sequel of Dune was even more intensive, especially for a costume designer, than in the case of the first film.
“Dune: Part 2” will explore the Harkonnen planet of Giedi Prime, as well as the emperor’s worldm where viewers will be able to put legendary actor Christopher Walken’s face to the name of Emperor Shaddam IV. However, Walken is not the only star who is expected to shine in the film. West praised the performance of Austin Butler, who plays Feyd-Rautha, saying that “he is pretty fabulous” in the film, adding that he plays his role “brilliantly”.
The actor, whose performance as Elvis gained him a lot of critical acclaim, will play out his character’s rivalry with Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet). Other stars in the movie include the likes of Florence Pugh (“Fighting with My Family”, “Little Women”) and Zendaya (“Euphoria”, “Malcolm & Marie”).
West further noted that while Dune was already a movie which achieved numerous awards for its visuals, “Dune: Part 2” will represent a major step up with its diverse settings and costumes befitting a massive sci-fi universe.
“All the worlds get expanded. It was about creating three separate, different-looking worlds and also revisiting the Bene Gesserits, the age-old ones with these costumes that almost look like Egyptian mummies,” she said.
The film, which is scheduled for a November release, will cover the second half of Frank Herbert’s acclaimed sci-fi novel.
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