The idea of a properly done ‘Dune‘ reboot is an exciting one though director Denis Villeneuve says we shouldn’t expect to see it anytime soon. Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ has already been done twice, once on the big screen and once for Syfy and even though they were flawed, a reboot has to be pulled off correctly. The movie is based on an iconic piece of literature that can be hard to transfer to the big screen as is with a single movie and a lot of planning is going to have to go into it.
Here’s what Villeneuve had to say during a recent interview:
“The problem right now, and something I want to change, I worked very fast. I did Prisoners, and then after that, in the past six years, I have done five movies — which is not a good idea! It’s too fast. And I learned a lot, I learned so much, for the time now I need just a little time to digest. After Blade Runner, as I’m working on Dune, I would love to just digest and then come back with more energy for Dune with fresh ideas. I need that right now! And so I need distance a little bit.”
While Villeneuve’s workload hasn’t degraded the quality of his work, he apparently doesn’t want to burn out or churn out a film that doesn’t capture the essence of the novel. A properly done ‘Dune’ could easily be released as multiple films in itself, not to mention kick off a multi-picture franchise.
To put things in perspective on a timeline, ‘Blade Runner 2049‘ is set to be released on October 6th so the director still has months of post-production ahead of him on that before he can even start thinking about where he’ll be taking us with ‘Dune.’
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Source: Cinema Blend.
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