Shooting for Dune: Part 2 begins in Italy

Shooting for Dune: Part 2 begins in Italy

Shooting for Dune

There is much anticipation for Dune: Part 2, the second chapter of the film adaptation that director Denis Villeneuve is drawing from Frank Herbert's sci-fi saga. The first film of this new version, released in October 2021, was a huge success, both with audiences and critics, thanks to the stellar cast that goes from Timothée Chalamet to Oscar Isaac and Zendaya, but also for the powerful stage reworking and photographic of the settings. Now we await the second film which will continue the story of Paul Atreides, the prince destined to revive the fate of the galaxy on the desert planet Arrakis, while trying to escape the threats of rivals Harkonnen and the galactic emperor. The second part will be released in November 2023 but in the meantime shooting has already started.

And the most interesting news is that the film has started to be shot in Italy, more precisely in Altivole, a municipality in province of Treviso known for hosting the Brion Tomb, a funeral complex built in the 1970s by the architect Carlo Scarpa in memory of Giuseppe Brion, founder of the electronic company Brionvega. The monumental and austere, but also syncretic, aspect of the building fit perfectly with the style imagined for the universe of Dune da Villeneuve. At the very end of June, the Brion Tomb had been donated to the Italian Environment Fund, which however immediately announced that it had to close the visits to the public, which will resume on 8 July, in order to allow the film crew to proceed with the works of pre-shooting.

Apparently, filming will continue in Hungary starting next July 21st. After having raised 400 million dollars worldwide and six Oscars out of the ten nominations assigned to it, Dune: Part Two has a great legacy on its shoulders and above all fans expect that the second part will be able to completely close all the narrative strands left open. at the conclusion of the first. In the meantime, several new entries in the already numerous cast have been announced in recent weeks, such as Léa Seydoux, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken and Austin Butler.

'Dune 2': Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya-starrer Set To Begin Filming In Budapest This Month

Last Updated: 4th July, 2022 22:07 ISTDenis Villeneuve is all set to return to the director's chair as he gears up to begin filming for Dune 2 with Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya and others.

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Denis Villeneuve is all set to return to the director's chair as he gears up to begin filming for Dune 2 with Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya and other Hollywood stars. The film will be all about the second part of Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic novel and will begin shooting in Budapest on July 21, as per a report by ScreenRant. The first part of the film was critically acclaimed and also bagged Oscar nominations, in the Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay categories.

Dune 2 to begin filming this month

It was earlier reported that Denis Villeneuve and the Dune 2 team would kickstart filming in the fall, but recent reports claim that shooting for the same is set to begin earlier than expected. The filming for the movie is set to begin with the full cast on July 21. It was begin in Budapest, Hungary, where the first part of the movie was shot.

Dune 2 release date

The news of the film commencing shooting comes only days after it was announced that the release of the movie has been postponed to November 2023. The film was initially scheduled to release in October 2023 but has now been pushed back by a month, as per ScreenRant. This means the film will go head-to-head with the Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which is slated to hit the big screens on November 17, 2023.

Who is a part of the Dune 2 cast?

The upcoming film will see several members of the cast returning and reprising their roles. Timothée Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin and Zendaya will reunite for the film. Apart from them, new additions to the cast include Austin Butler, who is currently basking in the success of Elvis, Black Widow star Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken and others.

French actor Lea Seydoux was the latest addition to the film and was most recently seen in No Time To Die. The film will centre around Paul Atreides and his family's journey to the hostile desert planet of Arrrakis. They make their way there to assume control of Arrrakis, only to find themselves in the middle of a war.

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