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‘Dune: Part Two’ Guide: 9 Details to Know Right Now About Denis Villeneuve’s Sequel

It’s no surprise: All signs were pointing to a “Dune” sequel by the time Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel opened in U.S. theaters. On October 26, came official confirmation from Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. that “Dune: Part Two” was officially a go.As Villeneuve himself announced in a statement: “I just received news […]

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Denis Villeneuve Is Here to Explain Why Duncan Idaho Is ‘the Best’ Name, Internet Be Damned

Google the name Duncan Idaho and you’ll get entire articles devoted to fans joking, mocking, and celebrating the character name following the release of Denis Villeneuve’ “Dune” in theaters and on HBO Max. It appears everyone has an opinion on the name Duncan Idaho. The character, played by Jason Momoa in Villeneuve’s movie, is the […]

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The Best Characters In Dune Ranked

Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” is a triumph that’s been decades in the making. Published in 1965 and long considered unfilmable by its many fans, Jodorowsky’s unhinged, acid-fueled first attempt to create a movie landscape inspired by what he thought of the novel changed the future of science fiction at the cost of an unrealized film. Villeneuve’s […]

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Director Denis Villeneuve and Warner Bros. Want to Make ‘Dune: Part II.’ So Why Hasn’t the Sequel Been Announced Yet?

Years ago, filmmaker Denis Villeneuve had agreed to adapt “Dune,” Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel, under one condition: the sweeping saga about warring political dynasties that clash over access to a vital planet could not be confined to only one movie.“The story is so rich and complex that, in order to be faithful to the […]

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Two Cannes Favorites Debut Outside the VOD Top 10, While an Indie Western Thrives

With no official word on “Dune” viewership on HBO Max, the world of home movie viewing still belongs to “Free Guy” (Disney/$5.99). Shawn Levy’s non-franchise (so far) action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds is the first film to take the #1 spot for four weeks on all VOD charts we follow. At Apple TV/iTunes and GooglePlay, […]

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Dune Succeeded At The Box Office, But A Sequel Might Be Riskier

Film fans around North America rejoiced this weekend as the much-anticipated “Dune” finally hit theaters, in addition to being released on HBO Max. Despite the hybrid release, which has seemingly hampered the earning potential for other Warner Bros. releases, this year, director Denis Villeneuve’s epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel defied expectation, taking […]

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‘Dune’ Is the First Time Denis Villeneuve Shot with Multiple Camera Units: ‘Not the Best Way to Work’

Just how big is Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” adaptation? It forced the Oscar-nominated director to use more than one camera unit for the first time in his career. Villeneuve revealed as much in a conversation with Christopher Nolan for the DGA’s “The Director’s Cut” podcast. The production requirements for “Dune” outweighed any of Villeneuve’s previous directorial […]

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