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Villeneuve's Dune

GuerrillaGuerrilla704 HelsinkiPosts: 2,775Administrator
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So, first trailer is out:


Think Villeneuve can pull it off, or is Dune impossible to adapt to big screen?
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  • markmasseymarkmassey430 StaffordshirePosts: 560Member
    I've been waiting for this trailer to drop for months.... Have to say i wasn't disappointed.. now i'm normally the guy who's like well that looks $%^& (not purposefully) i just am these days..

    This looks as epic as i was hoping for, cast looks great, visuals look amazing and tonally it hits the mark for me.... My only worry is that its going to be another Bladerunner....

  • GuerrillaGuerrilla704 HelsinkiPosts: 2,775Administrator
    I actually really enjoyed Blade Runner 2049, but I'm something of a Villeneuve fan in general.
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  • markmasseymarkmassey430 StaffordshirePosts: 560Member
    oh no don't get me wrong i loved Blade runner 2049..... and lets be honest he makes awesome films.... i'm sure he'll do as good a job with Dune... i just mean, my fear is that Nobody will go and see it... and we get no more Dune movies... :( again that's my fear... hopefully i'm wrong...
  • GuerrillaGuerrilla704 HelsinkiPosts: 2,775Administrator
    Oh yeah, that's a very real possibility, especially in the current circumstances. I hope it does well enough for studios so he can continue doing what he does.
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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    It certainly looks the part. It's got a fantastic cast too. I think they can do it justice this time around. I looked it up and it's supposed to be two movies, this is only part one. That's really good news to me, because Dune is a thick and epic novel. Cutting it too short is something they don't want to do. So, personally, I'm pretty optimistic for this one.
  • markmasseymarkmassey430 StaffordshirePosts: 560Member
    yea its just a shame that studios don't look at something and think, well it didn't make its money back but that was a beautiful piece of cinema... lets do a sequel, we're all artists here!!! :)
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    The other thing that's a shame is that there won't be a second film if this one doesn't make money. The studio isn't willing to fork over enough money to make both parts back to back, so this one has to perform or it will end with this film. That's actually problematic, given that much of the audience won't have read the epic novel and may not be anticipating a sequel as much as those of us who have will be.
  • markmasseymarkmassey430 StaffordshirePosts: 560Member
    i have to say when the shields flashed in the trailer i was like "oh thank god" haha because try as i like whenever i'v read Dune i just get the visuals from the david lynch film out of my head....

    Cant wait to see who drops the first thopter thread :)
  • psCargilepsCargile377 Posts: 611Member
    Had to re-read my tattered hardcopy this year in anticipation, and recognizing scenes in the trailers, I think this is the faithful Dune we've been waiting for. No glowing eyes, check. Actual ornirhopters, check. Love that. And what a phenomenal cast.
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  • markmasseymarkmassey430 StaffordshirePosts: 560Member
    as someone who knows an unusual amount of Pauls... whenever i meet a new one i always cry out paul muad'dib... only 1 has got it so far.... my time is coming...
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  • lennier1lennier1515 Posts: 1,184Member
    Love how the trailer pays tribute to the designs from the Lynch movie, but still does its own thing.
  • japetusjapetus1666 SeattlePosts: 1,185Member
    edited September 2020 #13
    Super stoked! Glad I read the book again this year, so i could enjoy the trailer. Have loved all of Villenueves movies too especially bladerunner
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  • Wishbone_AshWishbone_Ash267 Posts: 244Member
    edited September 2020 #14
    This looks like the adaptation I've been waiting my whole life for. Sadly nobody is going to watch this movie, and I hope we don't end up being stuck with only half of the definitive adaptation of Dune.... I Hope they've been shooting them contiguously.

    But as a movie this will be magnificent. The only thing they'll never be able to improve on is the musical score from the Lynch film.
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  • sorceress21sorceress21268 Posts: 577Member
    edited September 2020 #15
    I'm not certain even two films will have adequate screen time to tell this story the way Herbert presented it. I've always felt the story should be told via a TV series or at least 5 films. We'll get what, just under 5 hours between two films (noting the 2nd film hasn't even been green lit yet). I don't even think 10 hours of screen time can adequately tell the story as in depth as it needs to be told.

    That being said, this adaptation certainly looks like it will definitively be the best one thus far and I am looking forward to it.

    In today's "climate" I doubt this film will do well enough to get the 2nd film made. Frankly, the only way that'll happen is if they release straight to pay-per-view and bypass the complete dependence on a movie theater. Especially being that the planned release date may still find many audiences unable to see the film as theaters in their areas may still be closed due to Covid.
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  • Wishbone_AshWishbone_Ash267 Posts: 244Member
    I really think they should have postponed the release by a year and then showed them as a double feature.

    But I think two movies is plenty of run time to tell the story of the first book more or less entirely. It isn't that complex a story. The most complex parts of the story all take place in characters own inner thoughts anyway and you can't depict that in a movie.

    But the basic plot is really pretty straightforward and 4 - 5 hours of movie is more than enough to cover it while leaving time for decent character and world building.
  • sorceress21sorceress21268 Posts: 577Member
    I really think they should have postponed the release by a year and then showed them as a double feature.

    But I think two movies is plenty of run time to tell the story of the first book more or less entirely. It isn't that complex a story. The most complex parts of the story all take place in characters own inner thoughts anyway and you can't depict that in a movie.

    But the basic plot is really pretty straightforward and 4 - 5 hours of movie is more than enough to cover it while leaving time for decent character and world building.

    Yeahhhhhhhhh, I'm gonna go ahead a disagree with ya there Bob!
  • GuerrillaGuerrilla704 HelsinkiPosts: 2,775Administrator
    edited October 2020 #18
    Collider says Dune moved to late 2021. New date October 1st 2021, apparently. Not a production issue, WB is just moving a bunch of things around until people can hopefully see movies in theaters again... If there are any movie theaters still left next year...

    Not surprised it got moved, but almost a full year was a bit longer than I thought it would be.
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  • markmasseymarkmassey430 StaffordshirePosts: 560Member
    October seems like a better date for it.. Dune isn't what I'd consider a Christmas movie??

    when we're in the same situation this time next year do we think it will get moved back another year? if there are any cinemas left by then...
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  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral766 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,210Member
    I’m looking forward to this. I really enjoyed both Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, so I’m hoping this will be done well.
  • markmasseymarkmassey430 StaffordshirePosts: 560Member
    Reviews or reactions to Dune (although I haven't listened to them fully) sound positive.... I'm feeling more comfortable with getting excited to see it now haha.. it's sounding like the movie I was hoping it was going to be..
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