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Dune Fan Edits

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:19 am
by Neosmith
You've all probably heard of the term "Fan Edit". It's a phenomenon of the aughts, started arguably by the Phantom Edit, a recut of Star Wars Episode I. The idea is that anyone with access to a computer with digital editing and ripping tools can make a personal cut of a film. Now, there is a website dedicated to that called Fanedit.org (People who've seen the Northwest Passage recut might be aware of it.) And we all know there is no definitive cut of Dune.

Well, some people have made their own versions, using footage from both film and TV versions - I've only seen one of them so far, and the job wasn't all that great, but pretty exciting, as it completed the Fremen blu eye effect and removed all TV version voice overs.

Perhaps a definitive fan edit is still to come.

Anyway, check them out:

http://fanedit.org/all-dune-fanedits/

Re: Dune Fan Edits

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:13 pm
by Annie
Have you ever checked out Dunenovels.com? They talk a lot about their opinions of the movie and the supposed upcoming redo. It's only changed directors uncountable times. I kind of hope it doesn't get remade. I don't like playing with fan edits; I can't even get that site to work. JMHO.

Re: Dune Fan Edits

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:56 pm
by BookhouseBoyBob
Annie wrote:Have you ever checked out Dunenovels.com? They talk a lot about their opinions of the movie and the supposed upcoming redo. It's only changed directors uncountable times. I kind of hope it doesn't get remade. I don't like playing with fan edits; I can't even get that site to work. JMHO.



I did some research on this yesterday...no signs of movement. Either someone has to step in to work with Paramount very soon (like the next 30 days, probably less) or they loose the rights.

Re: Dune Fan Edits

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:06 pm
by Annie
Oh wow Bob! Can you reveal your sources? I like to go at this with Byron Merritt, who is FH's grandson. If it's top secret, please pm me, if you can...

Re: Dune Fan Edits

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:16 am
by Colonel Cooper
I was under the impression that Bob's information is a year out of date, and that the rights have now lapsed. To all intents and purposes, any potential film is dead in the water. Byron can bang on about production companies banging on their door all he wants, he's been saying that for over five years now, after all, and the end result has been nothing. I'm not holding my breath waiting for a new film - sorry to be negative.

Re: Dune Fan Edits

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:51 pm
by BookhouseBoyBob
Colonel Cooper wrote:I was under the impression that Bob's information is a year out of date, and that the rights have now lapsed. To all intents and purposes, any potential film is dead in the water. Byron can bang on about production companies banging on their door all he wants, he's been saying that for over five years now, after all, and the end result has been nothing. I'm not holding my breath waiting for a new film - sorry to be negative.



you are correct... that's what I get for looking things up in haste while I'm supposed to be working :)

apologies for the confusion

Re: Dune Fan Edits

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:36 pm
by Annie
Okay, guys, I found this and posted it at Dunenovels.com:


Paramount gives up on making new Dune film by Sean O'Neal (March 22, 2011)

According to Deadline, Paramount has scrapped its four-year-plus plans to create a new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s yummy spice cookbook Dune. The project has been a rocky one from the start, with various directors from Peter Berg to Taken’s Pierre Morel attached at one time or another, and several different writers taking stabs at the script and trying desperately to avoid a rehash of David Lynch’s ill-fated version in 1984. Eventually, Paramount—who’s just hemorrhaging expensive science-fiction ideas left and right these days—decided that even though they found a workable script, the cost just wasn’t worth it, and allowed its rights to lapse. Nevertheless, the person in control of those rights, Richard P. Rubenstein, remains convinced that he can still make it somewhere with someone, potentially with Morel and his original collaborator Chase Palmer. All Rubinstein needs now is $100 million, so get your Kickstarter campaign together.

Re: Dune Fan Edits

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:49 pm
by Annie
So, I asked Byron what he knew about that. He was his usual, secretive self, and just stated that he's not allowed to talk about what's really going on...

Re: Dune Fan Edits

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:42 am
by Colonel Cooper
:lol: Nothing like a bit of obfuscation from Byron. Same old same old...

Re: Dune Fan Edits

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:18 pm
by Annie
Yep, he always defends the family, as it should be...