While searching for upcoming movies, I stumbled upon the possibility of another Dune movie (A remake).
Dune was one of the first SF novels I ever read. When I was about thirteen, I considered it an accomplishment to read a book that came with a dictionary at the back of it.
Unfortunately, the first Dune movie turned out to be a disappointment. Although, I have to admit that I didn’t hate it as much as most people. While watching it, I think it is one movie that somehow makes one feel as if they are watching a very alien world. I know that’s not the best way to describe it, however, that’s how it stood out.
The thing that makes Dune a difficult movie to make is that there is so much a person might need to know about that world. So it seemed to me that in the first movie they were trying to jam in all this back story that nobody cared about. Fans of the books already know and random movie goers want some action.
After the Dune series, I then moved onto Dune Messiah and Children of Dune, but unfortunately I didn’t like those. Oddly, I read a couple of the pre-sequels written by Frank Herbert’s son (Brian Herbert) and I did like those (while there are many Dune fans who hate those books). I wonder if part of the problem could be they just don’t like anyone other than Frank Herbert writing them. I have to admit I found it annoying when I first heard that his son was writing those books because how easy is it break into the business when your father is Frank Herbert. Plus he has help from other authors.
Anyway, I would love to see Dune be a hit on the big screen. The giant worms are so cool and there are so many possiblities.
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