HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “DUNE: PART TWO” COMPLETES FILMING IN JORDAN, ONE OF ITS SHOOTING LOCATIONS
Jordan, November 13, 2022 – The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) announced today that the Academy Award winning film “Dune,” from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, has completed filming certain scenes in Wadi Rum and Wadi Araba as well as new terrains south-east desert of Jordan to ensure continuity in the highly anticipated “Dune: Part Two.”
The epic action-adventure benefitted from the support of the Royal Film Commission for the scenes shot in Jordan. Production services were provided by Zaman Productions and the film received additional assistance from numerous production partners.
“The film will once again showcase the iconic sandstone and breathtaking rock formations in the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s best-selling novel. Local crews here have been an amazing resource and the logistics and production support have been outstanding” added Herbert Gains, EVP Physical Productions, Legendary Entertainment.
“We are delighted that Dune has returned to Jordan. This is a proof that the country is a unique filming destination, with talented local crew that makes everything possible,” said Mohannad Al-Bakri, Managing Director of The Royal Film Commission – Jordan. “In addition to locations and crew, we provide a whole array of services and incentives. It is worth mentioning that Dune benefitted from both the cash rebate and the tax exemption and received considerable support from the army.”
“Dune: Part Two” follows the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen, while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he must prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.
The cast of “Dune: Part Two” includes Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Dave Bautista, Lea Seydoux, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem.
About “Dune: Part Two”
Denis Villeneuve returned to write and direct “Dune: Part Two.” Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve, Cale Boyter, Tanya Lapointe, and Patrick McCormick will produce. The executive producers are Josh Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Kim Herbert, Thomas Tull, Jon Spaihts, Richard P. Rubinstein, and John Harrison, with Kevin J. Anderson serving as creative consultant.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, a film by Denis Villeneuve, ”Dune.”
About the Royal Film Commission – Jordan
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) is a public institution, with administrative and financial autonomy, established in 2003 with a mandate to promote for and contribute to the development of an internationally competitive Jordanian audio-visual industry. The RFC organizes training workshops, screenings and provides production support services.