No other director has shown such a knack for epic science fiction cinema films in recent years as Denis Villeneuve . After his powerful short story adaptation “ Arrival ”, he brilliantly continued one of the best sci-fi films of all time with “ Blade Runner 2049 ” and in 2021 he brought one of the greatest masterpieces of sci-fi literature history with “ Dune ” fantastically on the canvas. In addition to the sequel «Dune 2″, Villeneuve was also supposed to direct episodes 1 & 2 of the series prequel. But now it’s certain: Instead of Denis Villeneuve, Johan Renck will direct the first two episodes » Dune: The Sisterhood «. This reportsVariety .
The director of the pilot episode is of particular importance in series, because it is he who sets the style with his staging, on which the following episodes are also based. So it’s a pity that Denis Villeneuve is no longer directing. However, Johan Renck is not a bad substitute either, because he has staged one of the best series of recent years with «Chernobyl». He also directed the pilot of the hit series Vikings, among others, and has also directed episodes of Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. He is also well versed in the sci-fi genre. He is currently shooting the Netflix film “ Spaceman ”.
Storyline & start of «Dune The Sisterhood»
It was already known that «Dune: The Sisterhood» will be a prequel that is mainly about the Bene Gesserit. But Variety also has new information: The «Dune» series takes place 10,000 years before the events of the movie and follows the Harkonnen sisters as they fight a threat that threatens the future of mankind. In doing so, they found the sect known as the Bene Gesserit.
Dune 2: All important information about the planned continuation of Dune (FILMSTARTS-Original)