Tuesday, 18 March 2008

A new Dune

Maybe I'm alone in my liking of David Lynch's epic film based on Frank Herbert's bestseller. I know I was relatively young when I saw it in cinemas — I saw it twice in fact — but I remember it having scope and scale, a fabulously eclectic cast, great design, as well as a delicious Lynchian twist. I haven't watched it since then, although I do have it on DVD, so I can't say how well it stands up today. (I remember, too, Ed Naha's terrific making of book.) I haven't seen any of the recent TV sequels either, but I imagine Paramount who it was announced today are (re)making it with director Peter Berg are thinking franchise. But I suspect that Lynch's producer Dino De Laurentiis was thinking the same thing too.

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