New Dune Movie

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  1. Standingstones

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    A new Dune movie is arriving in December 2020. Actually it will be two separate movies due to the scale of the first book. Let us hope this third version will be better than the first movie (1984) followed by the TV movie of 2000.



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  2. Thomas R. Morrison

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    It's a great book. Hopefully, like Lord of the Rings films, it'll finally get the quality of telling that it merits.

    The David Lynch film did an amazing job of capturing the aesthetics of that world...but holy crap the script and the acting and the directing were stiffer than a corpse. I'd love to see this story come to life in the way it did in my teenage mind while reading the book.
     
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  4. August

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    I have all the Dune books and the older movie of it , can't wait to see this new version of it.
     
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  5. Thomas R. Morrison

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    Great trailer. I wish I could tell if the movie is any good, but I've seen too many cool trailers for awful films to have any confidence that a great trailer means a great film.

    Chani is perfectly cast - she looks exactly like I had imagined her. I dunno what to make of the Paul Atreides actor; his low-key mumbling line delivery could either translate into a terrific understated performance of a deeply introverted character (as Paul is portrayed in the book)...or it could come off as a stumbling lackluster characterization.

    The production studio can be rest assured that millions of sci-fi geeks like me will watch this film no matter what - even a bad telling of Dune is about 100 times cooler than anything else out there at the moment.

    Really not loving the early promo strategy...Oct 1, 2021 is a mighty long way off...
     
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    I’m looking at the new movie as a chance to correct the past two screw ups. I just hope that Brian Herbert has zero input into this movie. He fouled up the Dune books with his horrible pre-history stories.
     
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    Glad I missed that series. I would love to read a Dune prehistory series that could show how our civilization turned into that civilization over the span of eons...but it would take a genius to pull that off successfully, and I gather that Brian is not a mind of that caliber.

    If human civilization doesn't implode and send us back to the Stone Age, it's fun to think about the kind of civilization that could arise in a few thousand...or tens of thousands of years. The possibilities are literally unimaginable.
     
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