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As of right now, Warner Bros. During a recent Montreal-based interview promoting the Shanghai International Film Festival via IndieWire , Villeneuve revealed that because he had the luxury of time on his side, he broke Dune up into two shoots and was just getting ready to head back to the second round of filming when the pandemic hit:. It will be a sprint to finish the movie on time right now. It meant that I also had to finish some elements of the movie like VFX and the editing being in Montreal as my crew stayed in Los Angeles. The director also got candid about how working remotely has negatively impacted his working relationship with his editor:. I really miss not being in the same room with my editor. Villeneuve elaborated, jokingly equating his editor with his psychiatrist and explaining why editing is the most important part of the filmmaking process:.
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Denis Villeneuve is determined to finish Dune in time for its holiday season release. Indeed, Villeneuve was quarantining from his Canadian home in Montreal when he revealed to the Shanghai International Film Festival via IndieWire how much pressure the pandemic has put on Dune , which only now in August is about to begin its reshoots—a fact star Rebecca Ferguson previously alluded to in a separate interview. The impact was that it crushed my schedule right now. It will be a sprint to finish the movie on time right now, because we were allowed to go back to shoot those elements in a few weeks… it meant also that I have to finish some elements of the movie, like VFX and the editing, being in Montreal as my crew stayed in Los Angeles. The supervision of VFX with some equipment is easy to do from afar but, editing, for me, the big lesson from this is I thought it would be possible to edit at a distance, with my editor [Joe Walker] sharing equipment, being afar from [one another], but I realize how much editing is like playing music with someone, and you need to be in the same room. The crunch Villeneuve is reporting sounds familiar to the stories of many film productions, whether in post or during principal photography, that were paused or indefinitely delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.