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Can Dune be a good movie?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Jerran Wolf, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. Jerran Wolf

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    They've been working on it for a few years now, trying to get a production team together and a good script. Recently, Peter Berg dropped as director, and Pierre Morel (Taken, From Paris With Love) stepped in, bringing a new writer who will be starting from scratch. My question is, "Can it be good?" Of all the sci-fi I have read, Dune is one of the more complex, layered plots. Herbert created an entire universe, with so much history, and so many sub-plots that he wove together brilliantly. Can a movie encapsulate what the book was truly about, or are we in store for yet another movie that is the equivalent of a rock skipping across the top of the water?
     
  2. Wolfrunner

    Wolfrunner Rocket Ranger

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    Personally I think that the original Dune movie directed by David Lynch (1984) was brilliant. When they tried to make sequels according to the books they ruined it, I think that Dune the movie should be left as it is, if another was made it would never reach the quality of the original.
     
  3. Webster

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    I agree; the original Dune was an excellent film for its' time..............why mess with a good thing?
     
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    I could have used you a few months ago when when I was going back & forth with Bicker about movie remakes! :p
     
  5. Jerran Wolf

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    Yeah, I go back and forth on the whole issue of remakes and reboots. I wrote a post about it a month or so ago if you want to check it out, here you go.
     
  6. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    I kind of liked the mini series and don't feel the whole book could be squeezed into 90-120mins easily. And why try? If it was just the first film out there, maybe remake with modern funding, CGI, etc, but there's the mini series that kind of says to me that the money and effort would be better utilised on something new.
     
  7. AliseEdwardsLovesMusic

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    I agree about the remaking of movies issue. Sometimes movies can be made better, but it can be really hard to compete with the first one.
     
  8. screenersam

    screenersam This is news, Vincenzo, NEWS!

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    +1; needs 6-8 hours to properly tell story.
     

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