Denis Villeneuve Wanted To Film Two Dune Movies Back To Back, But That Plan Got Axed In some corners of the internet (present company included), rampant excitement over the fact that a filmmaker as capable and qualified as Denis Villeneuve would be attempting to translate "Dune" to the big screen has steadily turned into concern over the fact that "Dune" has all the makings of being the exact opposite of a "Movies are back, baby!" billion dollar-grossing crowd-pleaser.As influential as the original Frank Herbert novel undeniably is, the target audience for the lore-heavy fantasy story has to be considered roughly on par with Villeneuve's last major project: "Blade Runner 2049.