I think I can safely say, that Dune was the Last Moview Outpost film of the year for 2021. We had a Top 5 of 2021 from the contributors, and Dune got the Number 1 slot for most of us. The only downside to the movie was that we now have to wait for part 2!
Simply titled Dune: Part Two, the movie is still only in the early stages of production. Villeneuve likes to keep the fans updated with how the production is going. Recently Villeneuve appeared on the Awards Chatter Podcast with an update:
“Right now, I’m in what you call ‘soft prep,’ meaning that we are finishing the screenplay,”
We’ll start storyboards soon. Part Two is being designed right now by (production designer) Patrice (Vermette). It’s that beautiful part where it’s just dreaming, looking at the ceiling and thinking about the movie, I love it. I mean, it’s like the moment where everything is possible, before we have the shock of reality that will come.”
Not being funny, but I can sit around looking at the ceiling and think about the movie, but I’m not getting paid for it. Saying that though, it’s probably a good thing I’m not in charge of production design, because there would be a lot more nudity and Star Wars references.
What is good is that the entire production team sounds like they are working hard on making the movie look like the first one. Say what you will about Dune, but it was a stunningly beautiful movie and every moment of it felt “real’” as in it was actually taking place somewhere in the universe, out there.
I’m sure Dune: Part Two will have the same epic feel.