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.
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!