Oct. 26 (UPI) — Legendary Pictures announced in a tweet Tuesday that “Dune: Part 2” has been greenlit. “Dune: Part 1” opened Friday in theaters and on HBO Max.
“This is only the beginning,” Legendary tweeted. “Thank you to those who have experienced @dunemovie so far, and those who are going in the days and weeks ahead. We’re excited to continue the journey!”
The Atreides takeover of spice mining on planet Arrakis leads to an attempted coup by the House Harkonnen. Both Atreides and Harkonnen come up against the Fremen, indigenous people of Arrakis.
Paul and his mother, Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), meet Fremen Chani (Zendaya) and Stilgar (Javier Bardem) at the end of “Dune: Part 1.”
“Dune: Part 1” was delayed from an October 2020 opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Distributor Warner Bros. also decided to release its 2021 movie slate on HBO Max.
“Dune: Part 1” opened in the U.S. with $40.1 million dollars.