In a recent episode of Happy, sad, confusedThe Last of Us series creator Craig Mazin has revealed his involvement in the highly anticipated Legendary series. Dune: Part Two.
Mazin’s co-director, Denis Villeneuve, approached him for the screenplay Dune: Part Two, which Villeneuve initially co-wrote with Jon Spaihts. According to the Emmy-winning screenwriter, he will be credited as a “contributing writer” in the Timothée Chalamet-directed sequel.
“I’m basically not in the movie business anymore,” Mazin said. “I work with certain directors when they call because I love them and because they are so brilliant. So when Denis Villeneuve calls, then definitely. I’ll be there for three to four weeks and a month to work on what you’re working on.”
What can you expect in Dune: Part Two?
Dune: Part Two Denis Villeneuve directs again. The returning cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Stephen McKinley Henderson. They are joined by Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV, Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan, Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha, Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot, and Souheila Yacoub as Shishakli.
“This follow-up film will explore the mythical journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen as he embarks on a warpath of vengeance against the conspirators who destroyed his family,” reads the synopsis. “Faced with choosing between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he seeks to avert a terrifying future that only he can foresee.”
Upon its release, the first film garnered critical acclaim from fans and critics alike; There were a whopping ten Oscar nominations.