‘DUNE’ REMAKE WILL ONLY ADAPT FIRST HALF OF THE BOOK





While I remain a big fan of the flop 1984 David Lynch movie [not so much the TV series], I’m excited about Denis Villeneuve bringing Frank Herbert’s Dune to the screen and here comes some news that should please lovers of the very hefty novel. Herbert’s son Brian has tweeted that the upcoming reboot will only adapt half of the book, presumably saving the rest for a sequel.

“I have just received Draft #4 of the Dune screenplay from Legendary Pictures. This is for the first movie, covering approximately half of the novel Dune. I’m very excited and pleased about this, and I’m beginning to burn the midnight oil.”

This is all well and good when the Lynch film condensed so much, but having read the book myself a great majority of it is dialogue and perhaps not as cinematic as one may expect. For now though I’ll have faith in the man who brought us a sequel to Blade Runner that, against the ends, turned out to be almost as good.

 

 

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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