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We’ve all been wondering how long it might take for the third attempt at adapting ‘Dune‘ to be released and now it seems we have at least a two-year wait. Two years after it starts production that is. The news came from Denis Villeneuve at the Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois this last week. It started by him saying that “Dune will probably take two years to make. The goal is to make two films, maybe more.”

The timeline is a bit long, but the idea of two films should be great for fans who can’t imagine how you could cover the first novel in just a single movie. While David Lynch‘s take has many fans, including Villeneuve, it didn’t quite capture everything from the novel.

The director went on to go into that thought as he said:

“David Lynch did an adaptation in the ’80s that has some very strong qualities. I mean, David Lynch is one of the best filmmakers alive, I have massive respect for him. But when I saw his adaptation, I was impressed, but it was not what I had dreamed of, so I’m trying to make the adaptation of my dreams. It will not have any link with the David Lynch movie. I’m going back to the book, and going to the images that came out when I read it.”

A script by Eric Roth has been getting approval so far from Brian Herbert, Frank’s son. This is a good sign as Villeneuve will probably demand perfection from it as he has felt since day one that ‘Dune’ is “the project of my life.”

One can only hope that a final script will soon be approved and the long task of casting and preparing for a two-year production can kick off!

Are you looking forward to a new take on ‘Dune’? Do you feel that Denis Villeneuve is the perfect director for the job? What are your thoughts on the first novel being turned into two films instead of one? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Bleeding Cool