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Denis Villeneuve says there will be no extended cut or extra scenes for Dune 2 fans

The upcoming movie is a follow up of Villeneuve's 2021 movie, an ambitious adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 novel of the same name

PTI Los Angeles Published 20.02.24, 11:07 AM
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There will be no extended cut or extra scenes for fans of "Dune: Part Two" as filmmaker Denis Villeneuve believes if a scene is not in the movie it is dead.

The Oscar-nominated director, whose upcoming film "Dune: Part Two" has a sprawling canvas, told news portal Collider that he is strict in his editing process but the scenes which end up on the editing table are not to be seen by fans.

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"I'm a strong believer that when it's not in the movie, it’s dead. I kill darlings, and it’s painful for me,” Villeneuve said.

"Sometimes I remove shots and I say, ‘I cannot believe I’m cutting this out.’ I feel like a samurai opening my gut. It’s painful, so I cannot go back after that and create a Frankenstein and try to reanimate things that I killed. It’s too painful. When it’s dead, it’s dead, and it’s dead for a reason. But yes, it is a painful project, but it is my job. The movie prevails. I’m very, I think, severe in the editing room. I’m not thinking about my ego, I’m thinking about the movie,” he said.

Villeneuve is not the only director who refuses to release deleted scenes in the DVD of a movie. Filmmker Christopher Nolan is also a director who is vigorous with his editing process.

Nolan, in the past, has spoken about how he tries to weed out extra scenes on the paper to cut costs "because it’s crazy expensive to shoot things that aren’t going to be in the film".

"Dune: Part Two" is a follow up of Villeneuve's 2021 movie, an ambitious adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 novel of the same name.

The film features Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya and Javier Bardem. Villeneuve is known for directing films such as "Incendies", "Enemy", "Sicario", "Prisoners", "Arrival" and "Blade Runner 2049".

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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