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Learn about the best movie never made in the trailer for Jodorowsky's Dune

02.14.2014
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The casual movie fan has likely never heard of Alejandro Jodorowsky. The Chilean-French director is well known to students of film for his surreal and bizarre films FANDO Y LIS, EL TOPO, SANTA SANGRE, and HOLY MOUNTAIN. With fans like John Lennon, Jodorowsky's unique style has been a favorite of cult cinema for the last forty years. But, it could be the film he never made that is his most famous project.

Back in 1974, Jodorowsky began an adaptation of Frank Herbert's DUNE that was to involve Orson Welles, Salvador Dali, H.R. Giger, Mick Jagger, David Carradine, Jean Giraud, and Pink Floyd. The project became a massive undertaking that collapsed under it's own budget and scope before the film went on to be made by David Lynch. In the years since it was in pre-production, Jodorowsky's DUNE has become the movie everyone wishes had been made.

Documentary director Frank Pavich has put together a chronicle of the movie called JODOROWSKY'S DUNE featuring interviews with the 84-year-old filmmaker, whose latest movie, THE DANCE OF REALITY, will also be hitting screens this year. Just watching the trailer makes me sad that this movie never happened. We all know that Lynch's version was a bastardization of the beloved novel and there have been numerous failed attempts to make a studio version since. But, there is always hope that someday we will see DUNE the way it was meant to be seen. I have to agree with Jodorowsky that maybe that means a hallicinatory hellscape version.

JODOROWSKY'S DUNE opens March 21st. Check out the trailer below as well as the clip for THE DANCE OF REALITY.

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3:56PM on 02/15/2014
Dune must be done as a trilogy of films but very carefully. If it was done right, it would be the "Lord of the Rings" of science fiction. I think Fincher would be the top choice to take it on if he could.
Dune must be done as a trilogy of films but very carefully. If it was done right, it would be the "Lord of the Rings" of science fiction. I think Fincher would be the top choice to take it on if he could.
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9:25PM on 02/14/2014

DUNE WILL EVENTUALLY BE MADE THE RIGHT WAY

Hollywood studios will not sit idly by as Disney rakes in the Sci-Fi fanboy dough with the multitude of Star Wars spinoffs and sequels expected for the next millennium. Dune must be a trilogy at best. There are many SF epics untapped for various reasons. Mostly visually impossible to conceive up to now due to technological restraints. With so many reboots and (not that I'm complaining) but the Comic book based stories will eventually peter out and when it comes to compelling original
Hollywood studios will not sit idly by as Disney rakes in the Sci-Fi fanboy dough with the multitude of Star Wars spinoffs and sequels expected for the next millennium. Dune must be a trilogy at best. There are many SF epics untapped for various reasons. Mostly visually impossible to conceive up to now due to technological restraints. With so many reboots and (not that I'm complaining) but the Comic book based stories will eventually peter out and when it comes to compelling original stories, audiences will be demanding and expecting well written and well perceived stories that challenge and provoke thought. Or they can continue to pander to the lowest denominator and we'll be stuck with endless spin-offs and secondary characters postured beyond belief.
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10:15PM on 02/14/2014
Dune is a fantastic series of books (i only read the first 3 though - but i am planning on reading them all) and to be honest i liked the david lynch movie (more than the tv series) but i agree that this MUST BE DONE RIGHT! Frank Herbert is a genius and this series needs to be done like right now! It is vastly superior to Star Wars and even Star Trek - i really dont get why no one has tapped into this. John Carter of Mars was another wasted opportunity but that's another story.
Dune is a fantastic series of books (i only read the first 3 though - but i am planning on reading them all) and to be honest i liked the david lynch movie (more than the tv series) but i agree that this MUST BE DONE RIGHT! Frank Herbert is a genius and this series needs to be done like right now! It is vastly superior to Star Wars and even Star Trek - i really dont get why no one has tapped into this. John Carter of Mars was another wasted opportunity but that's another story.
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