Ann Sarnoff, CEO of WarnerMedia Studios, provides update on Dune sequel
WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff recently provided an update on a sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel.
A sequel to the film has not been officially confirmed by WarnerMedia and there has been speculation that the second film, which concludes Villeneuve’s adaptation of Herbert’s first novel, will not be made.
Villeneuve was asked about the sequel by Variety in September, “What can we do to make sure a sequel happens?”
Villeneuve replied: âIt was part of the deal at the start. I am responsible because I was the one who asked to make the film in two parts. And I initially wanted to do both parts at the same time, at the same time. For several reasons, this did not happen. And I accepted the challenge of doing the first part and then we wait and see if the movie gets enough excitement.
He continued, âWhat I think is an honest approach. I mean, ‘Do you like him? Yes.’ Then we do a second part. So we’ll see how the public reacts.
âI’m an optimist, let’s say that. But we’ll see what happens, âhe concluded.
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Although the film has yet to hit theaters in North America, it has been released in several international markets, including much of Europe.
In fact, the film has already grossed $ 116.7 million at the international box office, led by France with $ 26.2 million in box office receipts. It is followed by Russia with $ 20.2 million and Germany with $ 17.6 million.
Now, WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff has provided an update on the possibility of the sequel going green.
She told Deadline, âWill we have a sequel to Dune? if you watch the movie you see how it ends. I think you pretty much know the answer to that.
While Sarnoff has hinted that the sequel to the film already has the green light, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar has revealed that decisions about spinoffs and sequels aren’t just based on the box office.
He told Deadline that their “decisions are well informed and based on public response, not just box office.”
Dune hits theaters in the US on October 22, 2021. It will also be available to stream on HBO Max.