Denis Villeneuve completes his spectacular vision with a star-studded sequel where Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides searches for romance and revenge in the sand. The war for Arrakis is about to begin.
Words Jim Roberts
Paul Atreides is on a path of self-discovery… and revenge. Part One of the pulsating adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel depicts the murder of Duke Leo Atreides, the massacre of his military, and the fall of his house at the hands of House Harkonnen and the lethal Saradaukar legions. Only Paul, his widowed mother, and a few others – including Josh Brolin’s Gurney – survive and set out in desperate search of safety in the wild dunes of Arrakis.
But that was merely the beginning…
Taken in by Javier Bardem’s Stilgar, Zendaya’s skilled warrior Chani, and the rest of the native Fremen, Paul and Rebecca Ferguson’s Lady Jessica must learn to live in this mysterious new culture built upon desert-power. An ancient prophecy begins to unfold around them all as they attempt to ride the massive sandworms, balance love with duty, and lead the fightback against those who plotted their annihilation.
Like a true Arrakis sandstorm, Denis Villeneuve’s film blew audiences away with its stunning visuals, Hans Zimmer score, and ensemble cast, who return alongside new blood with Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, and Christopher Walken raising the heat. It’s Dune on an even more epic scale in a greater sci-fi spectacle culminating in a war to end all wars.
The House Stark of space who fly a hawk banner. Honour and morality are the Atreides’ shining virtues, ones that will be tested like never before in this battle-filled quest for revenge.
Led by Stellan Skarsgård’s Baron, and with Dave Bautista’s Rabban and Austin Butler’s Feyd- Rautha as fearsome warriors, the powerful and ruthless great house are known for their cruelty and willingness to do whatever it takes to gain power.
Christopher Walken’s Emperor Shaddam IV was a supposed conspirator in the brutal attack on House Atreides and his movements will be even more influential here. His young daughter, Florence Pugh’s Princess Irulan, has her own agenda as she searches the dunes for secrets buried below the sand.