Dune 2: The Last of Us series creator contributed to the film's scripting.


6/25/20232 min read

The highly anticipated Dune: Part Two was co-written by The Last of Us series co-creator and The Last of Us creator, Craig Mazin.

One of the most anticipated movies of the year, already. The presence of Craig Mazin, the co-creator of the television series The Last of Us, on Dune: Part Two's crew helps to increase our expectations a little bit, though. The latter admitted to having contributed to the screenplay of the movie, which is slated to hit theaters on November 1, 2023.

Work for one month:

Craig Mazin, a guest on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, disclosed that director Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049, Prisoners) asked him to help with the writing of Dune 2: "I am a collaborating writer on Dune: The Second Part." I started working on the project after arriving.

He continues: "I am not in the realm of cinema. But since I like them and think they're smart, I work with some filmmakers when they call. So, if Denis Villeneuve calls, I will go without a doubt. And I've been working on what you're working on for three to four weeks, occasionally for a month”.

Officially, Denis Villeneuve and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange) wrote Dune: Part 2. Craig Mazin should, however, be entitled to a credit in the movie's credits for his involvement as a "participating writer" (or "participating writer" in English), obviously as a scriptwriter of new content.

Recall that Dune 2 continues Paul Atreides' adventures from when he joined Chani and the Fremen and began planning his retaliation against those who had killed his family. Dark forces, however, are also at work to determine the galaxy's future.

The movie, which is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Dave Bautista, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Lea Seydoux, Josh Brolin, and Stellan Skarsgard, among a distinguished and multinational cast.

Dune Part 2 © Warner Bros. Pictures

Dune Part 2 © Warner Bros. Pictures