Villeneuve’s “Dune: Messiah” Partly Written

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Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming “Dune: Half Two” adapts the second half of Frank Herbert’s unique “Dune” novel – the acclaimed first work in a sequence of books that will get progressively weirder as they go on.

In a latest interview with Empire to debate the sci-fi epic previous to its launch, Villeneuve reiterated his beforehand expressed hope that if the brand new movie is profitable sufficient, he might shoot a 3rd instalment.

In truth, he’s already begun writing it when requested if he’s made any progress: “If I reach making a trilogy, that will be the dream… I’ll say, there are phrases on paper.”

The second guide, “Dune Messiah,” is a a lot slimmer guide than its predecessor (256 pages to Dune’s 896) and takes place simply over a decade after the occasions of the primary guide. It serves as one thing of a coda to Paul’s story.

Talking in regards to the draw of the story, Villeneuve says his “Dune” movie partly covers the territory of the second guide anyway:

“‘Dune Messiah’ was written in response to the truth that folks perceived Paul Atreides as a hero. Which isn’t what he needed to do. My adaptation [of ‘Dune’] is nearer to his concept that it’s truly a warning.”

He additionally confirms ought to it occur, it could be his final within the franchise: “After that, the books develop into extra… esoteric.”

Thus far, just one display adaptation of “Dune Messiah” exists which is the 2003 Syfy three-part mini-series “Kids of Dune”. That adapts the second and third books and makes use of ‘Messiah’ as the premise of the primary of these components.

“Dune: Half Two” is now slated to open on March fifteenth 2024.