Talking with Stephen Colbert throughout an prolonged dialogue about Dune (parts of which have been posted on-line by Warner Bros. Photos), Villeneuve mentioned that adapting the basic sci-fi novel in two components was the one means he may see doing it.
“It was proper at the beginning,” he recalled. “Once I began the dialog with Legendary (Photos), I mentioned to them, ‘I can’t make a film out of this guide. It must be minimal two films, as a result of the story is so wealthy and sophisticated, that with a purpose to be devoted to the guide, we’ll have to make at the very least two films.’ And that was the deal proper at the beginning.”
However Villeneuve added that Dune lent itself to being break up into two components, though he was additionally fast to comment that the film popping out in December stands by itself as a whole story (Villeneuve co-wrote the screenplay with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth).
“That’s one thing pure for us as screenwriters, to interrupt the story in two components, however the film itself has its personal arc,” he defined. “It positively sustains itself as one journey. However to inform the story, we would have liked two films.”
Dune represents one thing of a threat for Warner Bros. and manufacturing associate Legendary Photos, being a large house opera based mostly on a 55-year-old guide, and it’s much more of of venture when one considers that there’s an entire second film but to be filmed. But when all works out, giving this universe-spanning story the house to breathe over two films might find yourself trying like the fitting alternative.