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Dune - new movie to be made

Discussion in 'Sensorium' started by Beren, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Beren

    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    http://www.empireonline.com/people/denis-villeneuve/eric-roth-write-dune-denis-villeneuve/

    Not sure how I feel about this. Dune is a very difficult story to adapt to the big screen. In part because so much of the narrative is driven by the characters' own internal thought processes, and not so much physical action. And we all know about Hollywood's temptation to liven things up for dramatic value.

    Casting can be a challenge as well. Max Von Sydow was perfect for Liet Kynes in the 80s movie, but that potential got squandered with what amounted to a cameo performance.

    The roles that I think will be the most challenging to cast for will be the Emperor and the Baron. The Reverend Mother and Count Fenring will be challenging as well.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Was kinda expecting this, given the trend to revive/remake some Classics.
    But a Dune remake/reboot, is not feasible especially for today's fast-food-movie-music mindset.

    Meh
     
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    A proper Dune movie has never been feasible for many different reasons. The question is, do we forsake the movie for not being able to live up to the books (which it won't) or do we judge it on its own merit and try to appreciate the fact that it's gonna spawn many more fans of the universe?

    Reason would have one lean toward the latter, but the heart will often not allow it. It was the same with LotR. I know that they are good movies, but I just can't get myself to like them. I think the only book-based movies I liked were the Discworld films and that's probably because the books had never resonated with me.

    (I also liked the Twilight movies purely for their comedic value when high. :shake:)
     
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    Is Sting going to be in it? :p
     
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    Why not all of Police while we're at it. [emoji16]

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
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    I thought the original movie was ok, kind of a cult movie. I hadn't read the book at that time, though, which makes a difference. Did it live up to the book? I'm not sure, the later books in the Dune series have tainted my view of the series a bit, and the writing itself wasn't that great either.

    Book adaptations to movie tend to be quite difficult, at least for people that read the book before the movies. The only one where I liked the movie better than the book is the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

    But a new Dune movie? I'm pretty sure it would be much further away from the book than the original movie was. The most we can hope for is that it will be a fairly entertaining movie in its own right. Which is really all we can hope of most movies, and a mark that most movies don't reach (in my subjective view).
     
  7. Beren

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    Agreed on the book series. Read the first two books. Stopped reading about part way through the third.
     
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    "Big" might be a bit of an overstatement, but they're recognizable actors at least.
     
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