Dune 3 in the works of Denis Villeneuve is legendary

After the massive success of “Dune: Part Two,” director Denis Villeneuve may have found his next project.

The director is in discussions to reunite with Legendary for a film adaptation of Annie Jacobsen's Pulitzer Prize finalist novel Nuclear War: A Screenplay. diverse He confirmed it. Legendary has also confirmed that it is working with Villeneuve to develop a third film in the Dune series.

Legendary has optioned the feature film rights to Jacobsen's non-fiction book. Villeneuve is currently in talks with the studio to produce, adapt and/or direct. His producing partner Tanya Lapointe will also be part of the project.

Released March 26, Jacobsen's book “explores the ticking-clock scenario of what would happen in the event of a nuclear war, based on dozens of new exclusive interviews with military and civilian experts who built the weapons and were familiar with the response plans. And were responsible for those decisions if necessary.” .

Meanwhile, Villeneuve's “Dune: Part Two” continues to be a box office hit, having already collected $630 million worldwide. The sequel, led by Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and a host of other Hollywood stars, is the highest-grossing film of 2024. In the film, Chalamet's Paul Atreides takes his place as the prophesied Chosen One and fights to avenge him. Those who destroyed his family. Villeneuve's first film, “Dune,” which was released in 2021, grossed $402 million worldwide.

Jacobsen's other books include Area 51, Operation Paperclip, and The Mind of the Pentagon.
“Phenomena”, “Surprise”, “Kill Vanish”, and “First Platoon”. As a writer and television producer, her credits include “Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.”

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Both Villeneuve and Jacobsen are represented by CAA.

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