Dune: Part Two Set to be Denis Villeneuve's Longest Film Yet, Continues Epic Story on Arrakis

News - 23 January 2024
Denis Villeneuve had a major success in 2021 with his film Dune, leaving fans eager for the next installment. The good news is that Dune: Part Two is set to be the longest film of Villeneuve's career, with a runtime of 165 minutes, or 2 hours and 45 minutes. This makes it 10 minutes longer than the original Dune film directed by David Lynch, which was 137 minutes long.

nnIn Dune: Part Two, we can expect to see the continuation of the story of the Atreides family as they navigate the treacherous desert planet Arrakis. After being attacked by their enemies, the Harkonnens, Paul Arteides and his mother Lady Jessica find themselves taken in by the Fremen, who see Paul as the prophesied savior of Arrakis. However, this newfound role comes with immense pressure for Paul, but he finds support in unexpected places.

nnThe cast of Dune: Part Two includes returning stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul and Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, along with Zendaya as Chani and Javier Bardem as Stilgar. Joining the ensemble are new additions such as Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan, Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV, and Austin Butler as Paul's enemy Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen. Villeneuve, who only filmed the first half of Frank Herbert's iconic book in the first Dune film, now takes on the task of bringing the rest of the story to life.

nnWith a longer runtime and an all-star cast, Dune: Part Two promises to be an epic continuation of the Dune story that has captured the hearts of fans worldwide. The film is highly anticipated and is sure to deliver on the high expectations set by its predecessor. Fans of the Dune universe can look forward to returning to the sands of Arrakis and immersing themselves once again in the rich and complex world created by Frank Herbert.