DUNE TALK: ‘Dune: Part Two’ Movie Begins Filming in Italy

It’s happening! The first days of shooting for the second movie have been completed. On this week’s Dune Talk show we discuss everything known so far about Dune: Part Two production at the Brion Tomb in Italy, including confirmed presence of Florence Pugh. Garin, Johnny, Marcus, and Simon also analyze the movie’s new release window.

Plus, our usual round-up of everything else going on in the world of Dune, including those gorgeous deluxe hardcover editions for the sequel books. And, in video game news, House Corrino is coming to Dune: Spice Wars. There’s lots to talk about, so let’s dive in!

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Dune Talk: Episode 37 – Filming in Italy

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Show Notes

Key Dune news stories covered on this show:

  1. Dune: Part Two filmed in Italy for several days. Starting on July 4, there was extensive crew activity at the Brion Tomb near Altivole, Italy. The shooting involved actress Florence Pugh, playing Princess Irulan Corrino.
  1. The Dune: Part Two release date has been pushed back four weeks. The movie is now expected arrive in theaters on November 17, 2023.
  1. Frank Herbert’s Dune Messiah and Children of Dune books are getting deluxe hardcover editions in April 2023, featuring new artwork by Matt Griffin. These sequels to Dune will also be available, together with the original novel, in a trilogy boxed set.
  1. The fifth playable faction in Dune: Spice Wars, the 4X real-time strategy video game, will be House Corrino. Playing as the Emperor’s side will involve taxation of other factions, as well as interactions with the Spacing Guild for interstellar travel.
  1. The third issue of Dune: The Waters of Kanly has been released. The four-part comic book mini-series tells a tale of Gurney Halleck, after the fall of House Atreides.

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