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57 minutes ago, Batty said:

Watching the 2000 series atm.

Yeah I just watched the Lynch movie, and was going to start on the 2000 series next week. I did have a quick look at the transfer. The non CG stuff doesnt' look too bad.

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It's a shame Jodorowsky's version was never realised.  With art design by HR Giger and Moebius it would have been a trip.    

I didn't even watch it. Half the youtube today seems to be someone or other 'reacting' to something or other.   Soon even the news will be "A politician /sportsperson /actor reacts to the /b

Same here. That woman is incredibly annoying, like people who insist on chattering though a movie in the cinema when you just wish they would shut up!   Yeah, the trailer is nothing special,

My first exposure to Dune was an old DOS based computer game. I quite enjoyed it at the time. The I found the books and enjoyed the first few of those as well..... Never really liked the movies.

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On 16/09/2020 at 11:22 PM, LHC said:

They need to make some money - the huge risk is described by this article here: https://screenrant.com/dune-2020-movie-box-office-bomb-failure-success/

 

If Dune's $200 million budget is true, by the usual rule-of-thumb they must make $400 million at the box office to break even. For comparison Blade Runner 2049 earned just $259 million on a budget of between $155-$185 million, i.e. they lost money. The Arrival did better because it had a very cheap budget (and Amy Adam was great). 

I suppose it depends if this $200 million budget is spread over TWO films, which I'm guessing it is.

It would lessen the impact of having it all tied up on ONE film.

 

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3 hours ago, Tweaky said:

I suppose it depends if this $200 million budget is spread over TWO films, which I'm guessing it is.

It would lessen the impact of having it all tied up on ONE film.

 

There's enough material to make an unprecedented number of sequels.

 

I'm not hating on the concept of a Denis Villeneuve Dune (I'm certain it'll be incredible) just more to the point that tackling something as rich as this will inevitably end up a at the most two movies. 

 

It's be preferable if stuff like this was common practice as a lead in to a lower budget (or GoT) series, if the got cast to sign on.

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Hi All,

 

My concern is that, as is often usual, they preview the 'better parts' of the movie in the Trailers, many times I have been disappointed that the Trailer had all of the better acting, and scenes with the rest of the movie ?

 

JJ

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I appreciate I'm anomalous, given I'm an av lover and have not seen a movie in cinemas since Revenge of the Sith, and prefer disc based media and home at equipment. And I don't have any interest in standing in line waiting and group experience. Especially these days when xxxxing people would be constantly lighting screens on mobiles... But I kind of hoped 2020 would be the death knell of the anachronism of this whole theatrical release rubbish. I mean talks of bailing out theaters is as stupid as pumping money into horse drawn carriage makers when automobiles started taking control.

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I love the Dune books, Franks originals and the latter prequels and concluding series by Kevin Anderson and Brian Herbert.  All really good fun.

 

Lynch's Dune is cool too, i don't mind listening to the alan smithee version which Lynch refused to have his name on.

 

I quite liked the 6 episode tv adaption of Dune and Children of Dune.

 

Bring on a new Dune movie, make it epic and devious.

 

My favourite bit in the entire series is when Bashar Miles Teg discovers he can move really fast.

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16 hours ago, warweary said:

My favourite bit in the entire series is when Bashar Miles Teg discovers he can move really fast.

 

Gotta admit that was a highlight for me too.

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I wonder if someone like Aronofsky would have made something out of Dune. I’m not a huge fan but I think he makes movies that take you into the fantasy world, like The Fountain etc. I found Bladerunner 2049 pretty boring so I hope this isn’t just another mindless action flick.

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7 hours ago, lucmor444 said:

 

Gotta admit that was a highlight for me too.

Same for me. Got to say I loved how Hunters and Sandworms of Dune tidied up the main series. They did well with that

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