Dune: Part Two has been a long time coming. It wasn’t even a sure thing when the first film was greenlit, and only became a guarantee when the first film opened in 2021 to triumphant reviews and box-office success.
If you’ve been desperate to see how Denis Villeneuve is going to complete his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi tome, the new issue of Total Film is the perfect thing to tide you over until the film’s imminent release. The latest cover story features an in-depth primer on Dune 2, featuring exclusive new interviews with Villeneuve and members of his incredible ensemble, including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin and Stellan Skarsgård.
Elsewhere in the issue, you’ll also find expansive issues with the likes of Jack Black, editor extraordinaire Thelma Schoonmaker and Jessie Buckley. Plus, Drive-Away Dolls, Madame Web, Spaceman, Damsel and Diablo Cody’s screenwriting tips. Plus, all the news, reviews and regulars you expect.
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Dune: Part Two cover story
Like a colossal sandworm racing towards the rhythmic beat of a thumper, Dune: Part Two is almost upon us. And this time, it’s war. Total Film returns to Arrakis with writer/director Denis Villeneuve and his (inter)stellar cast to spill the spice on the sci-fi event of the year.
- Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and Austin Butler go into battle in these exclusive Dune: Part Two images
Jack Black’s greatest hits
Over the years he’s made us laugh as rockers, animated critters and videogame avatars. As he prepares to go full Dragon Warrior again in the fourth Kung Fu Panda movie, Jack Black riffs on some of his biggest hits with Total Film.
The story behind Drive-Away Dolls
Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan star as queer friends being chased by dumb male criminals in Drive-Away Dolls, a road movie/romantic comedy/crime caper by husband-and-wife team Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke. Total Film hitches a ride with the filmmakers and stars to talk dark laughs, dim crims and dildos…
Diablo Cody’s screenplay guide
She’s a screenwriting superstar who rocketed to fame on her very first project when she won an Oscar for Juno. Diablo Cody’s latest film, Lisa Frankenstein, also features signatures like zeitgeisty dialogue, larger-than-life characters and an irresistible concept, and now she’s breaking down her process for Total Film.
Martin Scorsese’s secret weapon
Thelma Schoonmaker has edited every Martin Scorsese movie since 1980’s Raging Bull. The three-time Oscar winner tells Total Film all about their legendary relationship, and why movies like GoodFellas, The Departed and Killers of the Flower Moon are a cut above…
- Martin Scorsese would rather burn a film than let a studio ruin it, says long-time collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker
Jessie Buckley career interview
Catapulting to fame over the last five years, instinctive Irish actor Jessie Buckley has wowed in films (Wild Rose, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Men) and TV (Chernobyl, Fargo S4). She was Oscar-nominated for The Lost Daughter, won a Laurence Olivier award for Cabaret and now she’s spewing profanities at Olivia Colman in hilarious period comedy Wicked Little Letters…
Damsel and more
In the front section, Teasers, Millie Bobby Brown battles dragons in Damsel, plus new looks at Madame Web, Imaginary, Spaceman, Steve McQueen and loads more.
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