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    Dune may finally get its proper film treatment

    So anyone who has paid attention over the many years of this forum knows I think the Dune Trilogy is the one trilogy to rule them all, all genres.

    I HATED the movie from the 80s, but came to love it in a different campy way, apart from the books.

    But this?

    THIS: https://apnews.com/Business%2520Wire...514d4c943724ac

    should be sick

    11/20/20
    ALL star cast
    Denis Villeneuve: director, screenplay, producer
    • Hans Zimmer: music composer
    • Jacqueline West: costume designer
    • Bob Morgan: co-costume designer
    • Eric Roth: screenplay
    • Jon Spaihts: screenplay
    • Greig Fraser: director of photography
    • Tom Struthers: stunt coordinator
    • Paul Lambert: visual effects supervisor
    • Gerd Nefzer: special effects supervisor

    and the acting not bad either
    • Timothιe Chalamet
    • Rebecca Ferguson
    • Oscar Isaac
    • Josh Brolin
    • Stellan Skarsgεrd
    • Dave Bautista
    • Zendaya
    • David Dastmalchian
    • Stephen Henderson
    • Charlotte Rampling
    • Jason Momoa
    • Javier Bardem

    • Chang Chen

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    Villeneuve has made it onto my list of directors that are worth watching. Pretty much whatever he puts out, I'll watch. And there's not many other directors at the moment that I think would do a better job with Dune.

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    I love that book and to do that movie right it needs to be at least 6 hours long. So a trilogy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Villeneuve has made it onto my list of directors that are worth watching. Pretty much whatever he puts out, I'll watch. And there's not many other directors at the moment that I think would do a better job with Dune.
    His name is a killing word

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    Weird(ing way).

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Villeneuve has made it onto my list of directors that are worth watching. Pretty much whatever he puts out, I'll watch. And there's not many other directors at the moment that I think would do a better job with Dune.
    Agree, especially liked his treatment in Blade Runner 2049.
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    Me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Villeneuve has made it onto my list of directors that are worth watching. Pretty much whatever he puts out, I'll watch. And there's not many other directors at the moment that I think would do a better job with Dune.
    I tend to concur.

    However...the only one of his films I have not enjoyed/didn't understand the hype/thought sucked was Prisoners, which incidentally was the film that broke him out in Hollywood/with the mainstream American audiences.

    Everything else he's done post-Prisoners has been stellar, though.

    And the few of his early French Canadian productions I have seen to date, specifically Maelstrom and Incendies, both of those are super excellent.

    And Enemy, the film that came out after Prisoners is fantastic, especially if you dig vintage Cronenberg; sadly, that film flew under the radar

    I still need to see Polytechnique and August 32nd on Earth...

    I just hope the he hires Alejandro Jodorowsky as a consultant...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post
    Agree, especially liked his treatment in Blade Runner 2049.
    Definitely. When BR2049 was announced, I was pessimistic. With how often the studios just have to 'Michael Bay' everything in pursuit of big numbers over substance, we were all worried. While we all know and understand WHY studios constantly try and play it safe, we just hate seeing our favorite IPs getting abused.

    But nope! I was thankfully quite wrong. Villeneuve gave the Blade Runner world exactly the respect we all wanted. Unfortunately it didn't perform at the box office like we all wish it would have (so I suppose the studios are right in their formulas), but he STILL refuses to bastardize things for the sake of just posting box office victories. That's exactly why we need him at the helm.

    If Dune was under most other's direction, I'd be seriously concerned, but with Denis running the show, I think it will be in very good hands. I'm actually a big fan of David Lynch's 1984 version, having grown up with it, but I can also totally understand the critiques of it. Especially to fans of the books. Lots to say about it, but it still hits a lot of the right notes for me, flaws and all. That said, I have a strong feeling that the Villeneuve version is going to blow away Lynch's. ESPECIALLY if it's going to be a full blown series. I'd say I can't wait, but I'm actually happy to wait so it can be done properly.

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    I thought the Dune Miniseries was pretty badass.

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    Dune may finally get its proper film treatment

    I read that Villeneuve plans to make it into at least two parts. Nothing yet about continuing the series beyond the 1st book. Very much looking forward to this production. Might even visit the big screen for the first time in over a decade.

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    Dune is a trilogy?
    There were 6 original books by Frank Herbert.
    Anyway, I hope for the best, but the cynic in me expects it to be just ok at best.
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Dune is a trilogy?
    There were 6 original books by Frank Herbert.
    Anyway, I hope for the best, but the cynic in me expects it to be just ok at best.
    the original trilogy stands on its own and the after books, considering they START 3,500 years later, are quite different even if first three of them were written by Frank.
    You could argue the first 2 are the story he originally conceived, success/Ascension and its terrible outcome then Children the lasting repercussions and re-ascension of the son .

    I always considered them a trilogy and then another or books written later.
    See it how you like.

    2 parts for the original book could be needed just dont over milk it aka the Hobbit

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    Can't wait for this. Hopefully he does a better job with Dune than Bladerunner (he says as he takes cover)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    Hopefully he does a better job with Dune than Bladerunner (he says as he takes cover)..
    Lol, I'll wait till I see you in meatspace
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    I agree, actually. I wasn't gonna say anything, but BR2049 started out really good, then just got boring and stupid. I don't even remember it now.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    I agree, actually. I wasn't gonna say anything, but BR2049 started out really good, then just got boring and stupid. I don't even remember it now.
    I know, right. We (the two people on the planet who think it sucked) need to do a run and have a beer sometime!

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