Director Denis Villeneuve has announced that he plans to bring his version of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel to the big screen within the next 2 years. He has spoken in the past about his own efforts to distill Dune into marketable entertainment, wishing to make it the "Star Wars for adults." He has said that Dune is the movie he's been wanting to make since he was a child, and says that his take would greatly differ from Lynch's version.
"David Lynch did an adaptation in the 80's 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."
Dune has notoriously been one of the most challenging novels to adapt to cinema. That said, it has been interpreted twice so far, most famously by David Lynch and the Sci-Fi Channel's (Syfy) TV mini-series that aired in 2000. Another ambitious version by Alejandro Jodorowsky was in the works, but production stagnated and ultimately the movie never came to fruition due to financial reasons.
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