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Seven Directors Who Could Handle DUNE...

Postby Annie » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:32 am

Since Peter Berg has dropped out of the running, there's lots of speculation now as to who could properly be the director of the new DUNE.

Just discovered a good article on the Dune Board.

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/featur ... -colea.php

This article ends with a great picture of David and a remark that states, "did you know this has been done before by the famous Alan Smithee?"
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Re: Seven Directors Who Could Handle DUNE...

Postby Gabriel » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:16 am

The obvious ones, to me, would be Peter Jackson and Andrew Adamson, given their track records!
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Re: Seven Directors Who Could Handle DUNE...

Postby Annie » Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:46 pm

According to the official DUNE board, it looks to be either Neil Marshall (The Descent)or Neill Blomkamp. The Herbert camp seems to be looking towards Blomkamp (see his description of District 9 in the article above.)
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Re: Seven Directors Who Could Handle DUNE...

Postby Bob_Dobbs_Blue_Bob » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:13 pm

That a great article posted on the front page - "The Story of Dune By Scott Sentinella"

My vote would have been for/is for Alejandro Jodorowsky for a remake:

"In the mid-"˜70s, it appeared that Dune would become the third major mind-bender of midnight movie director Alejandro Jodorowsky. According to Jodorowsky, he would have employed the services of Pink Floyd to score the film while casting Salvador Dali as the Emperor. Artists such as H.R. Giger, Christopher Foss, and Jean "Moebius"Girard (with whom Jodorowsky continues to collaborate on comic books) would have done the production design.

Or, Ridley Scott, who was also was the running!

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Re: Seven Directors Who Could Handle DUNE...

Postby Annie » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:48 pm

You know they went with Pierre Morel. Latest news from Byron Merritt (Frank's grandson) is there is top secret progress, but he can't tell us yet!!
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Re: Seven Directors Who Could Handle DUNE...

Postby Billiam » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:29 pm

Byron has always been very nice, and I enjoyed the boards for a short time before the snarkiness of several members got to me.

I did post a link there, where I uploaded a PDF of the FIRST DRAFT screenplay of Dune, when it was planned to be a 2-part movie. The screenplay is about 125 pages, and is very hard to find online, if not downright impossible. ( I bought my copy on ebay, scanned it, and put it together into a pdf) ...the movie ends with Paul and Jessica escaping into the desert, right after the attack on Arrakeen. The banquet scene at Arrakeen Palace is even included! :o

The screenplay is written by the writers that worked on The Elephant Man, and is brilliant....and a sad indication of what could have been. LOTS of dialogue from the book, not as "dumbed down" as the final movie, which I have a love/hate thing with.

I uploaded that and posted a link, to share it. Is it permissable to provide that link here, as well? :)

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Re: Seven Directors Who Could Handle DUNE...

Postby Annie » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:27 pm

Byron is still nice; he just has to keep those nerds in check! I only go to the DUNE board now for movie news. He claims they have a new director, but it's a BIG SECRET.

I'd love it if you'd upload the script on here. I used to have it from another DUNE site that closed and seem to have lost it. (Not sure if we can handle pdfs, though; you might want to pm dugpa.) And thanks Billiam!!
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Re: Seven Directors Who Could Handle DUNE...

Postby Billiam » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:41 pm

Hi, Annie, pleasure to meet you! :D

I'll start a thread about it, and what I've done is copy and pasted my posting from there..... it includes a rapidshare link, because the PDF is big....34 megabytes. It's not text, or a transcript, it's actual scans of each page....anyway, I'll start the thread and the post will explain the rest. Thanks!

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