Dune is Set to Return to Hungary for Additional Filming

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

While the majority of the footage has been shot during principal photography for a movie, studios allot time for reshoots down the line to film extra material as needed. This is the case for Denis Villeneuve's Dune, as revealed by star Oscar Isaac.

Isaac, who plays the role of Duke Leo Atreides in the movie, confirmed the news in a recent interview with Deadline."We're going to do some additional shooting in mid-August," he said. "They're saying in Budapest in Hungary."

"I saw some things cut together and it just looks amazing," the actor added. "Denis is a real artist and it will be exciting to see it come together."

Isaac said it's "wild" to be returning to do some additional shoot for Dune just a "few months" before the film is set for release. However, he noted that that's what happened with Star Wars as well.

Fans shouldn't worry about the additional filming for Dune, with the outlet pointing out that this won't affect the movie's December release date. It should also be noted that reshoots and additional filming are "commonplace" in major Hollywood productions such as this one and are generally included in the production plans and schedule.

With a feature of this scale, shooting some additional footage isn't an indication of any problems with the existing material or the production in general. As for what this entails, there was no specific information revealed, but it seems like the film is just smoothing some edges before the final cut gets finished.

Dune is set for release on December 18, 2020.

Also Read: Dune Cinematographer Assures Fans That It Will Look Different from Star Wars

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