Not only is Denis Villeneuve currently working on the film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic “Dune,” he is also launching a spin-off series through Bene Gesserit. The title: “Dune: The Sisterhood.”
In 2010, director Denis Villeneuve drew attention to himself with his great drama “The Woman Who Sings” and an Oscar nomination in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. It wasn’t long before the Canadian made his breakthrough in Hollywood and, after movies like “Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049,” he is one of the most popular directors of the dream factory, especially when it comes to science. fiction. Precisely for this reason, it is not surprising that he, of all people, brings the Frank Herbert classic “Dune – The Desert Planet” back to the screen. What, however, was not to be expected: as is now known, Villeneuve is also currently working on a “Dune” series, which will later appear on Warner Bros. ‘internal streaming service.
This is what “Dune: The Sisterhood” is all about
While Villeneuve intends to tackle the first half of Frank Herbert’s complex novel in “Dune,” the series’ spinoff will focus primarily on the Bene Gesserit brotherhood founded by Raquella Berto-Anirul. The members of this association have extraordinary abilities, for example they can transfer their personality to other sisters or access memories of their female ancestors, but they are also particularly of spice Dependent – The mind-altering drug produced by sandworms and sand trout on the desert planet of Akkaris. Other characteristics of the Bene Gesserit sisters, whose organization is reminiscent of religious orders, are their comprehensive education and hard physical training that leads to total control of the body.
“Dune: the brotherhood” So it takes place in the same universe as Villeneuve’s next film and is supposed to look to the future through the eyes of the sisters. – and shed light on the role that the union of these extraordinary women plays with respect to the ruling empire and how the Bene Gesserit ended up on the desert planet in the first place (via The Hollywood Reporter).
The “Dune” universe
Denis Villeneuve will not only co-produce the series, but will also direct the pilot himself. The series script is written by Jon Spaihts, who has a lot of science fiction experience. Among other things, he wrote “Prometheus” and “Passengers,” and is currently working on the movie “Dune.” If the movie and series are successful, it can be assumed that a full sci-fi universe awaits us for years to come. There is always enough material.
In addition to the six Frank Herbert books, there are now more than 20 stories spanning the “Dune” universe, and of course all could be filmed in one way or another and linked together. Not least for this, Warner partner Legendary is already working on new comics, video games and other content related to “Dune.”
When will “Dune” and “The Sisterhood” be released?
It will be a while before we get to see Denis Villeneuve’s next potential sci-fi highlight: “Dune” will be released in German theaters on November 19, 2020. An all-star cast around Josh Brolin (“Avengers: Endgame”), Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Mission: Impossible – Fallout”), Zendaya (“Spider-Man”: Homecoming “), Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars 7”), Javier Bardem (“Skyfall”) and Stellan Skarsgård (“Chernobyl”).
It is not yet known when “Dune”: The Sisterhood “will be released and which actors will be waiting for us in the series. First of all, it is anyway to wait for the start of Warner’s streaming service, on which the series will eventually run. Like Disney +, this one will be released in the US in late 2019.
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