Denis Villeneuve On His 'Dune' Version And Script

Oscar nominated director Denis Villeneuve is no stranger to epic science fiction films with hardore idolity attached to them.  Earlier this year the filmmaker released his fantastic flick, Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the genre noir classic to much critical acclaim.

Denis Villeneuve On His 'Dune' Version And Script

The next project he's tackling?  Why, a little literary classic series called "Dune" by Frank Herbert.  Earlier this month, we alerted you to the news that the first draft of the script for the Dune reboot was completed.  That news came via a pretty reliable source, Brian Herbert, son of Frank and continuator of the Dune novels.

There has been a lot of talk about what previously done version of "Dune" in film form this new presentation may follow, but we have it on pretty good authority it won't be anything like director David Lynch's very '80s (BUT STILL AWESOME) version.

In a recent interview with Yahoo via Facebook live, Denis 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."

You can watch the full Facebook live interview with Denis and Yahoo entertainment here:

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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