Denis Villeneuve On His ‘Dune’ Version And Script

Posted by November 16, 2017 Comment

Oscar nominated director Denis Villeneuve is no stranger to epic science fiction films with hardore idolity attached to them.  Earlier this year the filmmaker released his fantastic flick, Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the genre noir classic to much critical acclaim.

The next project he’s tackling?  Why, a little literary classic series called “Dune” by Frank Herbert.  Earlier this month, we alerted you to the news that the first draft of the script for the Dune reboot was completed.  That news came via a pretty reliable source, Brian Herbert, son of Frank and continuator of the Dune novels.

There has been a lot of talk about what previously done version of “Dune” in film form this new presentation may follow, but we have it on pretty good authority it won’t be anything like director David Lynch‘s very ’80s (BUT STILL AWESOME) version.

In a recent interview with Yahoo via Facebook live, Denis said:

“David Lynch did an adaptation in the ’80s that has some very strong qualities. I mean, David Lynch is one of the best filmmakers alive, I have massive respect for him. But when I saw his adaptation, I was impressed, but it was not what I had dreamed of, so I’m trying to make the adaptation of my dreams.”

“It will not have any link with the David Lynch movie. I’m going back to the book, and going to the images that came out when I read it.”

You can watch the full Facebook live interview with Denis and Yahoo entertainment here:

(Last Updated November 16, 2017 3:45 pm )