Dune is about to release domestically this week, the film is one part of the original Frank Herbert novel with director Denis Villeneuve promising that he’s been developing the second part, Dune: Part Two, for a potential late 2022 shoot.
Well, it sounds like WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff is all but confirming to Deadline that the second part is all but moving forward.
“Will we have a sequel to Dune? If you watch the movie you see how it ends. I think you pretty much know the answer to that,” Sarnoff told Deadline on the fate of the Dune sequel.
Villeneuve has also teased his desire to round-out a Dune trilogy by adapting the second book Dune Messiah, for Dune 3. However, it’s unclear if Legendary/WarnerMedia are committed to things beyond the HBO Max series Dune: The Sisterhood and Dune: Part Two.
DUNE – A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
Also, could we get The Matrix 5 from Lana Wachowski? It seems that WarnerMedia is open to that idea too.
“Anytime Lana (Wachowski) wants to make a movie, we’re all in,” Sarnoff said in response of more Matrix films beyond The Matrix Resurrections.
Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix Resurrections is easily part one of a potential new trilogy, but we’ll have to wait to see how audiences react to the new cyberpunk project. I wouldn’t be shocked if both The Matrix 5 and The Matrix 6 could be on the table, if Wachowski pushes for it and wants to continue on.
The next film releases in theaters and HBO Max on December 22.
THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS – In a world of two realities—everyday life and what lies behind it—Thomas Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. Choice, while an illusion, is still the only way in or out of the Matrix, which is stronger, more secure and more dangerous than ever before.