Dennis Villanueva’s next sci-fi epic, Dunne, plans to resume in August. Doon has easily become one of the most anticipated movies of 2020, and at this point, it may be one of the only movies in 2020. This would mark a mixed reception for Frank Herbert’s latest adaptation of the novel and the efforts of 1965. Before this, expectations are high.
Dune tells the story of the Rais Atreides family, the leaders of the desert planet Arakis, and the valuable resources of Araris. Son Paul Atreides (Chalamet) is expected to embark on a great journey, which has also been compared to Michael Gaillonne’s films, The Godfather. Villanueva has already shared his intention to divide his Dune into two films, as Herbert’s world is too vast and complex for one. This makes fans expect Villainueve to do Doon, and everyone is waiting.
Dune has finished filming in 2019, but Deadline reports that he will complete it in August.
This is not due to any issues with previously filmed material or studio dissatisfaction; Reshoots are a typical practice for blockbusters. Isaac, who plays Duke Leto Atrides, confirmed the rehabilitation reports and mocked the progress of the dunes, saying:
We are going to do some additional shooting in mid-August … It’s the kind of madness we were filming a few more months before we came out, but the same thing happened with Star Wars.
As Isaac said, the rehab will take place in Hungary, and is not expected to affect Dune’s release date in December.
The only thing that can cause some difficulty for this rehabilitation is the continuous epidemic of coronavirus, which has kept film production closed for months. There are several that will kick off in the coming weeks, like the sequel to Avatar and Jurassic World: Dominion, so I hope things are good enough for Dunne in August. Extensive security measures will be implemented on the Dune setting.
The hope now is that Dune will have to catch up on his December release date and give some more pressing lives at the 2020 box office. Of course, it is unclear how Doon will perform financially, but there is a possibility that the lack of box office hits in recent months can ease viewers’ appetites for a classic science fiction epic. For now, Dune is on track until the end of the year, with his planned rehabilitation.
Dune’s star-studded cast includes
- Timothy Chalamet
- Oscar Issac
- Rebecca Ferguson
- Jason Momoa
- Javier Bardem
- Dave Bautista
- Josh Brolin