Denis Villeneuve de Dune explains the pressure of Blade Runner 2049 – .

Denis Villeneuve de Dune explains the pressure of Blade Runner 2049 – .

Josh Brolin's Gurney Halleck catches Timotée Chalamet's Paul Atreides to hold him steady on the landing ramp in a scene from Dune.

The road from Villeneuve to Dune was unstable.
Image: Warner Bros.

In a few weeks, Dune will finally be released in theaters (and also HBO Max) in North America. Director-screenwriter Denis Villeneuve knows how lucky he is to adapt Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic, mainly because he didn’t think he would be a director again afterwards Blade Runner 2049.

During an episode of MTV ” Happy Sad Confused”Podcast earlier this week, Villeneuve discussed how the 2017 film affected his outlook on his career. “I knew when I made this movie, I flirted with disaster,” he admitted. Although critically acclaimed, he was financially a non-starter, earning $ 259.3 million worldwide, and was basically a failure in the United States. For him, making the movie starring Ryan Gosling put him in “artistic danger” and he feared he would not make more films after that. “At least I wasn’t banned from the filmmaking community,” he joked. “I still make movies and you always talk to me. “

Yet regardless of the lack of financial success Blade Runner 2049 eu, it doesn’t seem to have mattered in the long run. In the four years since its release, the Blade runner the franchise saw several comics press releases who have broadened its universe, without forgetting Adult Swim and Crunchyroll’s Black lotus the anime is coming next month. The franchise seems to be doing well now, as most franchises are doing after a few years on the ice, and it’s likely we’ll see another movie eventually … but maybe not with another 40-year gap.

Since the beloved properties love Dune and Blade runner are in pop culture, we understand the pressure that would put on the Canadian director. While this helps provide some context for her clear desire to do that second Dune film and get involved in his derivative series, that does not leave him completely off the hook for insisting so much on seeing the film in theaters. Even if the movie explodes and he dumps cinema altogether, all of his work will eventually reach the breast tube.

Dune will arrive on HBO Max and in theaters on October 22.

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