Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is almost here after years of anticipation and frequent delays due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. With just over a month till the film finally hits cinema screens, key actor Timothée Chalamet has shared details about the upcoming film, including the role of his co-star Zendaya in the film’s proposed sequel.
Speaking in an interview with Deadline Chalamet commented that his character had become a piece of his “flesh” before going on to comment on the role of his co-star. “Chani will play a huge role in the next film,” Chalamet said of Zendaya’s character in the feature. Though the script for the second film is yet to be written, Chalamet speculated, “along with Lady Jessica [Rebecca Ferguson], they have a lot to do together, let’s put it like that”.
Chalamet went on to describe Zendaya as “incredible” in Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated sci-fi epic, noting, “The moment she pulls the mask down, it felt properly showstopping and powerful”. Continuing, he adds, “I was hiding behind the camera, counting my lucky stars, because I was there in month two of the shoot, and here was a total powerhouse just coming in for the first time”.
Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya are joined by an impressive ensemble cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Charlotte Rampling and Jason Momoa. Though a sequel has not yet been green-lit for production, director Denis Villeneuve hopes that the first film detailing the first half of the book will make enough money that it sparks a sequel.
The Hollywood Reporter recently revealed that composer Hans Zimmer has created a second musical score in addition to the original one. The new score is an accompaniment to a making-of book called The Art and Soul of Dune which will have details regarding the production process as well as exclusive interviews with the film’s stars.
Dune is released on October 21, 2021 in the UK.