Javier Bardem spoke of the progress of Dune 2 by Denis Villeneuve which would contain a potential spectacular action sequence.
Despite a Day and Date release in the United States and the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dune directed by Denis Villeneuve still managed to scratch a decent global box office of just under $ 400 million. These results motivated the Warner Bros. studio to validate the production of the sequel to the film, for the moment titled Dune 2, due out in October 2023.
This sequel, which should pick up the story exactly where the end of the first film left off (or a few years later), will immerse yourself in the training of Paul Atréides, which will always be interpreted by Timothée Chalamet. More precisely, it will be the leader of the Fremen tribe of the planet Arrakis, Stilgar, played by Javier Bardem, who will take care of the training of the young man. The actor of No Country for Old Men, Skyfall and Mother! moreover confided in Deadline on the progress of the sequel to the adaptation of the first novel in the Frank Herbert saga :
Fremen’s boss stretches his legs after his rodeo
“I haven’t read anything yet, so I’m not sure what will happen to me in Dune. […] I know about as much as you do to this day. Heard there are scenarios, but haven’t read anything yet. […] The only thing I asked for was to ride a sandworm. Denis told me he would make it happen. It happens in the book by the way. Stilgar teaches Paul how to use the power of the desert, including the domestication of these enormous animals to use their strength, power, and large size against the Harkonnen. Fortunately, it will take place. “
The actor therefore admits that he does not yet know what sauce he will be eaten with in the sequel to the 2021 film. Nevertheless, he evokes his desire to to see oneself climb one of the enormous ones towards the sands who wander in the Arrakis desert, and especially to see the big confrontation between the Fremen and the Harkonnen at the end of Herbert’s first book. The first part signed Denis Villeneuve being very faithful to the novel, it is not very surprising to know that this battle scene will be present in the following film.
The filmmaker’s sense of the setting in the service of the spectacle
Nevertheless, this confirmation is no less exciting, as the sense of the grandiose developed by the director of Polytechnique, Hitman and Blade Runner 2049 had already impressed in his first Dune. It is highly probable that the work of scale, the cutting and the composition of the frames of the scenario writer can make this action sequence eminently spectacular, after a first opus rather stingy in action scenes.
What, then, to wait impatiently for this Dune 2, after a first part which had generally seduced us. In the meantime, Javier Bardem is still showing in Aaron Sorkin’s third feature film, Being the Ricardos, available on Amazon Prime since December 21.