Timothée Chalamet is ready for war.
The Oscar-nominated actor goes head-to-head with Elvis’ Oscar-nominated Austin Butler in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two.” The epic cast also features Zendaya reprising her role as Chani, alongside Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling and Javier Bardem.
New cast members include Butler, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, Souheila Yacoub and Tim Blake Nelson — many of whom get a first or second look with this new trailer, below.
Chalamet returned as Paul as he tries to lead the Fremen of Arrakis through the war seeking revenge for his father’s death. Director Villeneuve teased Butler’s key villain character at 2023 CinemaCon, calling him an “Olympic swordmaster crossed with a psychotic serial killer.” Butler is nearly unrecognizable as a bald-headed assassin boasting twin spears in the latest trailer.
Villeneuve co-wrote the screenplay with Jon Spaihts, adapting the second half of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel. “The Last of Us” showrunner Craig Mazin has a script credit on “Dune: Part Two” after spending a month as assistant writer.
Filming on the Warner Bros./Legendary sequel wrapped in December 2022. ‘Dune: Part Two’ was shot entirely in IMAX by cinematographer Greig Fraser, who won the 2022 Academy Award for ‘Dune: Part One’. The first film also took home Academy Awards for Best Sound, Visual Effects, Production Design and Original Score. “Part Two” features completely new sets for the city of Arrakis with practical elements.
Unlike ‘Dune: Part One’, the sequel will only have a theatrical release well before PVOD and streaming. “Part One” made an immediate debut on Warner Bros. Pictures streamer HBO Max during its release amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Dune: Part Two” will premiere in theaters on November 3rd. Check out the new trailer below. For all the details on the film, click here.