Berg talks Dune

As a kid, I recall getting excited to see DUNE - "A new sci-fi movie like STAR WARS! With the guy from The Police! This is gonna be awesome!" And then I saw... whatever it was that David Lynch made.

Director/writer/actor Peter Berg is planning his own feature version of the material, but with a different take than Lynch's endless, uniquely f*cked-up film. "To me, I think my interpretation will feel significantly different from [Lynch's version] and the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries that aired," Berg recently told Sci-Fi Wire. "I have a different experience than both of those filmmakers did."

So what does Berg think about Frank Herbert's sprawling tale of desert environments, feuding empires and worm spice?  "[The book] was much more muscular and adventurous, more violent and possibly even a little bit more fun," Berg said. "I think those are all elements of my experience of the book that can be brought in without offending the die-hard fans of the Bene Gesserit and Kwisatz Haderach. There's a more dynamic film to be made."

Does that mean Berg doesn't have time for the slow blade, and is aiming at a more action-filled epic? It'll be a while before we find out - he still has a slate packed with other projects, and getting a studio to front big cash for a potentially inscrutable story could prove a challenge.

Extra Tidbit: As long as Berg doesn't dumb it down to the level of his last movie HANCOCK, he should be fine.
Source: Sci-Fi Wire



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