Culture news It’s the SF event of 2024. Dune 2 will be a masterclass… this just-unveiled cult scene is proof!
Dune is undoubtedly one of the essential references when it comes to science fiction. After a well-received first film adaptation, director Denis de Villeneuve will have to confirm his success with Dune 2 in theaters on February 28, 2024. And with this new sequence released recently, he seems to be off to a good start.
Dune, a pillar of SF
Dune is a true reference in the world of pop culture, and in many ways. For example, it was the game Dune 2 released in 1992 that served as inspiration for Condor developers to create their own real-time strategy game. Thus was born Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, one of the best-known video game licenses worldwide. Dune is also a reference in science fiction literature, probably playing shoulders with Isaac Asimov’s Foundation saga.
Dune is adapted for cinema with a film of the same name by director Denis Villeneuve. It will be released in 2021 and is appreciated by the public and the press (respectively 90% and 83% on RottenTomatoes. In a context of strike, the second part of the film was first planned for November 2024… before being brought forward. It is on February 28 that spectators will be able to discover the continuation of the adventures of Timothée Chalamet as a supposed prophet of the Fremen.
An impressive rendering for Dune 2
Those familiar with the original story can already bet on the content of this sequel. We should find Paul Atréides (played by Timothée Chalamet) in an initiatory ordeal on Arrakis. He must ride or even tame a Shai-Hulud, a species of giant sandworm. If successful, this would make him warlord of the Fremen. A high-pressure mission that Fremen Stilgar (played by Javier Bardem) reminds him of. Thanks to a new sequence released on the Internet, we can finally see what will happen.
The rendering of the sandworms is gigantic and really brings the same epic dimension as in the books. It should be remembered that this rite of passage constitutes one of the common threads of the original books. So seeing it, even on the small screen, with such rendering is enough to excite fans of the original work. But more is needed to form a definitive opinion. Fortunately, we remind you that Dune 2 is coming out soon: the feature film is expected in cinemas on February 28.