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DUNE - Looks like Hollywood's gonna try again...

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by BobaMatt, Oct 24, 2008.

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  1. Lank_Pavail

    Lank_Pavail Jedi Knight star 7

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    Gonna throw my litrejons in :p
    Paul: Not a clue.
    Leto: Liam 'I mentor and die in EVERYTHING these days ' Neeson
    Jessica: Lena's a good choice, but to throw a different curveball, how about Nicole Kidman?
    Gurney: Ron Perlman springs to mind
    Duncan: Viggo's got that nobility about him, he'll do.
    Stilgar: Oded Fehr. Okay, he's reprising his role from the Mummy, but I don't care, he's that freaking awesome. :p
    Baron: Ian Mcniece. He IS the Baron.
    Feyd: Robert Pattison. Just to give the Twilight fangirls fits. :p
    Beast Rabban: Not sure.
    Piter: Steve Buscemi
    Chani? Hm...unknown, I think. Just for giggles: Summer Glau. :p
    Irulan: Meh, I guess Johanson. :p
    Shaddam: Hopkins
    Reverend Mother: Jessica Lange in makeup. Sigourney in Makeup would also work.
     
  2. Croup

    Croup Jedi Youngling

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    Dune can not be done in one movie it needs to be split into three parts. They are going to muck everything up.
     
  3. Croup

    Croup Jedi Youngling

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    They need to cast Jason Isaacs as Stilgar.
     
  4. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 7 VIP

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    Apparently, Josh Zetumer has finished his first draft, and it's about to get green-lighted. I want more details.

    No way in hell this is going to get finished by 2010.
     
  5. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Chosen One star 7

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    Agreed. They haven't even begun casting yet.
     
  6. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 7 VIP

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    So apparently this Robert Pattinson guy is being linked to the new Dune movie. Doesn't seem like a Paul to me. But maybe a Feyd...
     
  7. captain-fantastic

    captain-fantastic Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I know someone has already made this comment (first post, I think), but my feelings on this can be summed up thusly:

    The spice must flow!

    Hell yes (if they do it right)!
     
  8. Salty

    Salty Jedi Master star 5

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    As much as love Dune, it's probably time to put the movies to bed unless you plan on doing a big budget trilogy for the first three movies.


    With that being said, I'd love to see someone tackle GEoD, HoD and Chapterhouse.
     
  9. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    I'd love to see someone tackle GEoD, HoD and Chapterhouse.

    My sentiments exactly.
     
  10. Salty

    Salty Jedi Master star 5

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    The problem with GEoD though is all the commentary by Leto II. I imagine that would get pretty boring pretty quick for a lot of people. There's plenty of action in the second trilogy though. There are several great characters to work with as well.
     
  11. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 7 VIP

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    Looks like it may not happen [link=http://www.aintitcool.com/node/42369]anytime soon.[/link]
     
  12. Salty

    Salty Jedi Master star 5

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    That's too bad. I'd love to see another take on the Dune universe.
     
  13. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 7 VIP

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    So apparently this isn't being directed by Peter Berg, anymore. Who would you like to see take over the project?
     
  14. soitscometosith

    soitscometosith Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Difficult. There are very few directors who I would have confidence in to pull off something this epic.

    Steven Spielberg

    Ridley Scott

    Martin Campbell

    James Cameron

    None of those are perfect, though. I wouldn't mind seeing what Kathryn Bigelow could do with material like this - she's never done an epic, but I think she could handle it.

     
  15. Salty

    Salty Jedi Master star 5

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    I'd be stunned if they did this at this point.
     
  16. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 7 VIP

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    Blomkamp?
     
  17. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    If not Ridley Scott, how about someone relatively untried, like James McTeigue?
    Probably too much picture for him, but who knows?
     
  18. Espaldapalabras

    Espaldapalabras Jedi Master star 5

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    I've only seen District 9 and the bigger name directors have a tendency to forment hubris, so I don't see why not. The only problem is that Dune isn't really an action movie until the very end.

    And I know people didn't like it, but I actually enjoy the David Lynch version and couldn't take the miniseries seriously because it was just too much bluescreen for me.
     
  19. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    As long as they take their time to make it right, I can wait a good while for it to come out. Hopefully they'll have proper ornithopters in this.
     
  20. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    I agree with you completely. Also, Harkonnen who act like Harkonnen,
    Atreides who act like Atreides, etc., etc., .....

    The casting is what has me really worried.
     
  21. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 7 VIP

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    To be fair, neither was District 9.
     
  22. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 7 VIP

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    [link=http://www.pajiba.com/trade_news/dune-remake-update.php]Ba-zing![/link]

    Yeah, this movie's going to take forever.
     
  23. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    As long as they don't rush it and turn it into a hot mess, they should take their time on it.
     
  24. Lurking_Around

    Lurking_Around Jedi Knight star 6

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    And I know people didn't like it, but I actually enjoy the David Lynch version and couldn't take the miniseries seriously because it was just too much bluescreen for me.

    Bluescreen??? The sad thing about the miniseries (the first one) is that they couldn't evne afford ye olde bluescreen, the background was just pianting!
     
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