- Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. have greenlit a sequel to "Dune."
- Denis Villeneuve's adaption of Frank Herbert's novel tallied $41 million at the domestic box office over the weekend. Globally, the film hauled in $220 million.
- The film was also made available on HBO Max at the same time.
Denis Villeneuve will get the chance to create the second film of his planned two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert's "Dune," Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. said Tuesday.
The news comes after Villeneuve's "Dune" tallied $41 million at the domestic box office during its debut over the weekend, a solid haul considering the film also launched on HBO Max Friday. Globally, the film hauled in $220 million.
While Warner Bros. seemed keen to greenlight a second film for Villeneuve, Legendary owns the cinematic rights to the novel and had to be onboard in order to continue the story on the big screen.
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The second film is expected to follow Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet) as he joins the Fremen and works to bring peace to the desert planet of Arrakis.
"Dune: Part Two" will debut Oct. 20, 2023.