DUNE TALK: The Future of Dune on the Big Screen

Ahead of the imminent world premiere (this coming week!) of his Dune movie, Denis Villeneuve has addressed his future plans for the series, looking even beyond part two. In this week’s Dune Talk we’re back with a full crew to discuss significance of the director’s vision for a trilogy of movies. If this lifelong dream comes to pass, when could Dune Messiah hit the big screen? We dive into this question and a myriad of further insights from Villeneuve’s interviews, including his clarification on Zendaya’s role, thoughts on an extended cut, and the earlier international release dates.

Garin, Johnny, Marcus, and Simon also discuss highlights from Total Film’s truly comprehensive Dune movie feature and explore all the newly-revealed footage from international trailers and two sets of character teasers. Join us, as we proceed with a lively countdown towards the movie’s release!

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Dune Talk: Episode 7 – The Future of Dune

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Show Notes

News stories covered in the ‘Dune Movie News’ segment of today’s show:

  1. During two interviews with La Presse and CBC Radio-Canada, Denis Villeneuve speaks about his long-term vision for Dune. The in-depth discussions also include his clarifications and thoughts about recent hot topics, including comments on Zendaya in Dune: Part Two, the non-existent extended cut of the first movie, HBO Max release, and a staggered international roll-out.
  1. The new issue of Total Film magazine, published August 20, features 20 pages of insightful interviews with the cast and crew of the Dune movie, as well as new (behind-the-scenes) photos.

Both physical and digital copies are now available in stores (incl. Kindle). You can also purchase your copy directly from the magazinesdirect.com website.

  1. This week’s Japanese and Norwegian official promo trailers have revealed even more new footage from the movie. In addition to the intriguing still of Fremen warriors, from a future vision, we get our first glimpse of Giedi Prime and majestic shot of an Atreides flagship rising from beneath the waves.
  1. The set of Dune character teasers, introducing the three main factions of the movie, has been completed. A feature covering the Fremen natives of Arrakis was released by IGN on August 19. Then this past Thursday the spotlight was shown on the former rulers of the desert planet, who oppressed its peoples for half a century: the leaders of House Harkonnen.

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Special thanks goes out to Ashton GIeckman for music and Sheldon Lee for voice overs.