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Cinema & The Arts as Sermons: Dune Part 2 Completes Filming


Video from Secrets of Dune


"Latest Dune talk questioning how Denis Villeneuve will create Dune Part Two and complete the two-part set." from video introduction


Dune: Part Two has after five months completed filming, according to an Instagram post from the movie's star, Timothee Chalamet. Filming for Dune: Part 2 began in July of 2022 at sites in Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Jordan, and Italy. The movie is expected to follow the events of the book it will not be a straightforward adaptation.

This is the official synopsis from Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures:

"This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee."



‘Dune: Part Two’ Completes Filming in Jordan

"AMMAN — The Royal Film Commission-Jordan (RFC) on Sunday announced that the Academy Award winning film “Dune” has completed filming certain scenes in Wadi Rum and Wadi Araba as well as in the southeast desert of Jordan to ensure continuity in the highly anticipated “Dune: Part Two”, according to a statement from the RFC.

The epic action-adventure benefitted from the support of the RFC for the scenes shot in Jordan. Production services were provided by Zaman Productions and the film received additional assistance from numerous production partners, the RFC announced on its website.

“The film will once again showcase the iconic sandstone and breathtaking rock formations in the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s best-selling novel. Local crews here have been an amazing resource and the logistics and production support have been outstanding,” said Herbert Gains, EVP of Physical Productions at Legendary Entertainment, as quoted by the RFC.

“We are delighted that Dune has returned to Jordan. This is proof that the country is a unique filming destination, with talented local crew that makes everything possible,” said Mohannad Al Bakri, Managing Director of RFC Jordan. “In addition to locations and crew, we provide a whole array of services and incentives. It is worth mentioning that Dune benefitted from both the cash rebate and the tax exemption and received considerable support from the army.”

“Dune: Part Two” follows the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen, while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he must prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

The cast of “Dune: Part Two” includes Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Dave Bautista, Lea Seydoux, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling and Javier Bardem, the RFC statement said." from the article: ‘Dune: Part Two’ completes filming in Jordan

DUNE: PART 2 | OFFICIAL TRAILER (2023)

Video from Review Revue


"Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049” "DUNE") directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune; Part 2,” the big-screen adaptation of the second half of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name. A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive. The film stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name,” “Little Women”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep,” “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”), Oscar Isaac (the “Star Wars” franchise) Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (“Milk,” “Avengers: Infinity War”), Stellan Skarsgård (HBO’s “Chernobyl,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Dave Bautista (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, “Avengers: Endgame”), Stephen McKinley Henderson (“Fences,” “Lady Bird”), Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” HBO’s “Euphoria”), Chang Chen (“Mr. Long,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), David Dastmalchian (“Blade Runner 2049,” “The Dark Knight”), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Netflix’s “Sex Education”), with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years,” “Assassin’s Creed”), with Jason Momoa (“Aquaman,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men,” “Skyfall”). Villeneuve directed “Dune: Part 2” from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Villeneuve and Eric Roth based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. Villeneuve also produced the film with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr. The executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert. Behind the scenes, Villeneuve reteamed with two-time Oscar-nominated production designer Patrice Vermette (“Arrival,” “Sicario,” “The Young Victoria”), two-time Oscar-nominated editor Joe Walker (“Blade Runner 2049,” “Arrival,” “12 Years a Slave”), two-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert (“First Man,” “Blade Runner 2049”), and Oscar-winning special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer (“Blade Runner 2049”). He also collaborated for the first time with Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (“Lion,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”); three-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (“The Revenant,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Quills”) and costume designer Robert Morgan; and stunt coordinator Tom Struthers (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Inception”). Oscar-winning and multiple Oscar-nominated composer Hans Zimmer (“Blade Runner 2049,” “Inception,” “Gladiator,” “The Lion King”) is creating the score. Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, a Film by Denis Villeneuve, “Dune.” The film is slated to be released in select theaters in 2D and 3D and IMAX and on HBO Max on October 22, 2023 The film has been rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing images and suggestive material." from video introduction



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