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#1 Posted by _Gaff_ (5106 posts) - - Show Bio

Directors? Actors? ect.

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#2 Posted by Jonez_ (11445 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, great idea for a thread.

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#3 Posted by MonsterStomp (36708 posts) - - Show Bio

Dune?

Wus dat?

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#4 Posted by deactivated-5a162dd41dd64 (8662 posts) - - Show Bio

Stanley Kubrick. It would either be amazing or really, really boring.

That being said, there is a Dune movie, and from what I hear it's pretty good. Actually, I have it sitting around my hard drive, think I'll go watch it.

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#5 Edited by Emperorb777 (10982 posts) - - Show Bio

What is dune?

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#6 Posted by BumpyBoo (14534 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a very cool question, gonna give it some thought and come back to it :)

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#7 Edited by judasnixon (12663 posts) - - Show Bio

How bananas would it been if this Dune movie got made............

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#8 Posted by _Gaff_ (5106 posts) - - Show Bio

Dune?

Wus dat?

What is dune?

It is widely considered the pinnacle of Sci Fi writing. A lot of people like to make the comparison that Dune is to Sci Fi as Lord of The Rings is to Fantasy.

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#9 Posted by Bruxae (18147 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd love too, not sure about casting but - it would be awesome to see an updated version.

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#10 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12701 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know what Dune is

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#13 Posted by Jay0253 (98 posts) - - Show Bio

Joss Whedon, I think would be a good director. He directed Firefly, and did one hell of a job. He's also directed a lot of other stuff like Avengers. As for actors, no clue.

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#14 Edited by _Gaff_ (5106 posts) - - Show Bio

Ridley Scott comes to mind for me. He is supposedly going to make a Forever War movie in the near future. It may be a good indicator if he is up to the task.

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#15 Edited by judasnixon (12663 posts) - - Show Bio

Vincent D'Onofrio as The Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.......

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#16 Posted by Detrolord (3198 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm not sure but don't make it like Starship Troopers

and we and a complete remake to true the book of SST

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#17 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8935 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe Guillermo Del Toro.

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#18 Posted by deactivated-5a162dd41dd64 (8662 posts) - - Show Bio

I watched the movie. It's not very good.

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#19 Edited by judasnixon (12663 posts) - - Show Bio

Kit Harington as Paul Atreides...... For the ladies....

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#20 Posted by RD189 (3110 posts) - - Show Bio

It would have to be like, David Cronenberg or Del Torro to direct, or even Riddley Scott, someone really out there as far as style.

As for casting, don't really matter. Sting played Leto Atriedes for god's sake. There ya go, Gene Simmons as Leto in Dune 2014

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#21 Posted by _Gaff_ (5106 posts) - - Show Bio

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#22 Posted by judasnixon (12663 posts) - - Show Bio

My go to director right now is that cat who directed the Battle of the Bastards episode from Game of Thrones... I want to see him work with a bigger budget, and different genres of film....

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#23 Posted by jumpstart55 (11025 posts) - - Show Bio

George Miller as the Director.

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#24 Edited by Silverrings (5452 posts) - - Show Bio

From what i've seen of it, Jodorowsky :P Otherwise, maybe Tarsem Singh, David Fincher, Alex Proyas or Park Chan Wook, ignoring whether or not they'd want to do it or if a studio would risk big money on any of them. They each have very different cinematic talents and a shared ability to create similarly dark, stylish and emotional films that juggle much more abrasive subjects than most directors, from violence through sexuality to sanity. If any of them wanted to do it and had a serious budget to work with they could smash it.

As for actors, possibly Chris Evans as Paul, Maisie Williams as Alia, Ian McShane as Leto, Idris Elba as Gurney, Gary Oldman as Duncan, Viggo Mortensen as Liet, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Stilgar, Emily Blunt as Chani, Tom Hardy as Feyd, as Baron Harkonnen and Ian McKellen as Shaddam. That's just a quick google-boosted crack at it, largely for fun, i can totally see other people in all these roles.

I should say that i'm a guy who loves what he knows of Dune, but i haven't read the books yet (i really want to). I've seen the film, which was a bit of a task, but an interesting one, and some of the mini-series, and i'm perfectly fine with adaptive changes being made where ever necessary/artistically worthwhile, so i'd be cool with changing ages and colours of characters for the sake of good actors playing them.

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#25 Posted by _Gaff_ (5106 posts) - - Show Bio

@bumpyboo said:

This is a very cool question, gonna give it some thought and come back to it :)

Man, you've been thinking about this for 2 years. You must have the whole cast and crew pinned down by now. :P

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#26 Posted by AlphaQ (6122 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know shit about directors :(

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#27 Posted by BumpyBoo (14534 posts) - - Show Bio

@_gaff_: Lmao, fair point. Am out atm, will take a look at this tonight XD

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#28 Posted by PayneInTheAss (11176 posts) - - Show Bio

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#30 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

The sad truth is that Dune is a movie that can't, or more specifically shouldn't be made. The themes and concepts of politics, sex, religion, philosophy, spirituality and sociality run too deep in a book like Dune for it to be made accurately in to movie. In this day and age where everything needs to be a family friendly movie with a big budget that gets a big return there is no way a studio would put up the cash required to make something as weird and experimental as Dune. The only way it would happen is if the studios just turned it in to a generic sci-fi movie but that is something that should never ever happen, Dune is NOT Star Wars, it is NOT Star Trek it's not even Lord of the Rings. Jodorowsky's Dune is on paper at least pretty much the perfect adaption of what that world could be but it is also an impossible movie to make.

However there have been a few people who have been interested in making an animated Dune adaptation and I could totally see that working. Jodorowsky said he wanted some one to take his storyboard and make an animated movie out of it and Matt Rhodes, the guy who does that art for Dragon Age did some Dune art. Get Del Toro on board maybe get Michael Kirkbride to write it and get an animated show on Netflix.

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#31 Posted by _Gaff_ (5106 posts) - - Show Bio

Just found out Denis Villeneuve is going to direct 2 Dune movies. What do people think? I personally like his sci-fi credentials, so I am remaining positive.

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#32 Posted by PayneInTheAss (11176 posts) - - Show Bio

@_gaff_ said:

Just found out Denis Villeneuve is going to direct 2 Dune movies. What do people think? I personally like his sci-fi credentials, so I am remaining positive.

Just now? It´s been a while

Anyway, it´s awesome. Only thing lacking is Johan Johansson in the score

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