Appearing in Quebec this week for a special screening and Q&A regarding “Blade Runner 2049,” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve offered a quick update on his planned film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s iconic sci-fi saga “Dune”.
The book, the first in a series, is famously dense and ambitious which explains why Villeneuve says it will take some time to make and won’t fit one film: “Dune will probably take two years to make. The goal is to make two films, maybe more.”.
David Lynch is the only filmmaker who has previously tried to adapt the work for the big screen, the result famously departing from it (especially in the second half). Of course the question is are audiences willing to flock out to see the first part?
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