We may be more than two months from release day, but Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is already making quite a few headlines.
First off, Villeneuve reminded us that there will be two installments of Dune: He agreed to adapt Frank Herbert’s bulky 412-page science fiction novel only if it could be divided into two cinematic parts.
Although Legendary and Warner Bros. are waiting to see October’s box office numbers before officially green-lighting Part Two, an eager and optimistic Villeneuve has already started writing it.
And guess who he’s revealed is at its center? Zendaya, in a much bigger role than in Part One.
Then there’s the news of Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer’s next-level productivity on the project. He composed the original score for Dune’s theatrical release, as we knew he would. But after taking a look at the making-of book—titled The Art and Soul of Dune—Zimmer was so inspired that he wrote a distinct, second theme.
On October 22, that one will be released as a free download in tandem with the collector’s book, which, on the other hand, will set you back either $50 or $595 depending on the version you opt for.
The much pricier limited edition comes with 80 bonus pages of exclusive artwork, and the first 700 copies sold will be signed by a handful of Dune creators, including Villeneuve and Timothée Chalamet. In that case...better start saving!