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Denis Villenueve's "Dune"

Discussion in 'Konoha Theatre' started by Stunna, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Stunna HGW XX/7 Retired Staff

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    Some excellent news for sci-fi fans: director Denis Villeneuve, of Arrival and Sicario fame, is officially signed up to direct the upcoming Dune reboot. The news was by Brian Herbert, son of Frank Herbert, who wrote the original 1965 Dune novel. The news was rumored , but not confirmed until this morning.

    Legendary Pictures bought the TV and film rights to Dune from the Herbert estate last year, but details about either project are pretty thin. Dune’s last adaptation on film was in 1984, with a title directed by David Lynch and featuring Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides (MacLachlan would later go on to star in Lynch’s Twin Peaks).



    The 1984 film was critically panned and lost money at the box office, but the source material has never lost its allure to fans. Having Villeneuve on board to direct the reboot certainly bodes well following the smash-hit that was Arrival. And there’ll be more from the French-Canadian director this year too — he’s behind the Blade Runner reboot starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, out this October.

     
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    that's awesome, I'm in

    Villenneuve is someone you can always count on to deliver something that won't leave you indifferent
     
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    I knew this would happen sooner or later
     
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    :amusing
     
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    i liked Sicario and even Arrival despite being chick flicks so i'll give this the benefit of the doubt...

    let's pray it doesn't end up like John Carter of Mars
     
  7. Unicornsilovethem They're so fluffy!

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    I must not fear, the spice must flow, long live the fighters, etc.

    I've no idea who this guy is or what to expect, so wake me up when there's actual solid stuff to get excited about.
     
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    I just hope it ends up being more like the Sci-fi miniseries and less like the original movie. That sound attack as the weirding way was the dumbest thing I've ever seen.
     
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    Dune is really hard to adapt into a movie. It does have a tricky religion and politics arent simple to explain.
    With the current crisis in Syria, Harkonnen Trump as murika president.. it won't be easy to stay politically correct without spoling the harsh tone of the books.
    Good luck to Villeneuve tho, he is a great choice.
     
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    Really gonna approach this with caution.
     
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    It will probably bomb, but I'm excited. I know jack shit about "Dune", as I've never read the book or even seen the movie, but I know about it and it sounds interesting. Denis Villeneuve is probably the most talented director in Hollywood.
     
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    A very nice choice indeed. If it is as good as some of his previous movies, then we are in for a treat. But unfortunately I will agree with MartialHorror that it won't do that well commercially.
     
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    So it won't be an SJWfest. Good sign.
     
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    If the lead is not a white male, does that automatically make it an SJWfest?
     
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    We know who the lead is?

    It would depend.
     
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    i know we know who the lead is, I was asking that if the lead had been anything other than a white male, would it be an SJW fest?
     
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    Not necessarily. Never read the books.
     
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    LLol just no already going to bomb.
     
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    Some fun facts for you then.

    The only gay character is a villain. The protagonist conquers the known universe by sending his army of zealots on a jihad, and then finds himself no longer able to control this jihad. His son, the ultimate oppressive tyrant, phases out the previous army in favor of an all-female army - and his rationale is that male soldiers are prone to homosexuality.

    Thousands of years later (i.e. not in this movie) the main dominant powers are two factions entirely made up entirely of women. They have mastered the art of sex to the point that they regularly enslave men by sexing them up.

    To my memory race and skin color isn't really a thing. But everyone has blue eyes.
     
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    See that's the kind of feminism i can get behind...or under :LOS
     
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    Any reason why the protag is so pale he is on a desert planet for fucks sake? How he is not got skin cancer lol.
     
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    For the greater part of the story they live in caves. And when they go out they wear full body suits that capture and recycle all moisture released by the body.
     
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    Serious question, what's wrong with Dennis villanueve's eyes?
     
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    If it isnt an adaptation of jodorowky’s then I am not interested.
     
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    I've been considering giving this series a read at some point, and what I have seen said about it so far makes me curious how the Dune story will stand in the modern climate, particularly if the first film is successful enough that the rest of the series is adapted to film form as well.
     
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