Dune

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  1. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=40383

    Source: MTV
    December 21, 2007


    Director Peter Berg has confirmed to MTV the rumor that he will direct a new adaptation of the Frank Herbert classic, "Dune."

    He says that if it wasn't for the writers strike, that's what he would be working on now. While there is no script yet, Berg added that David Lynch's[​IMG] previous movie "left the door wide open for a remake."

    Berg is likely to direct Tom Cruise[​IMG] in Edwin A. Salt first.

    For more information on "Dune," click here!
     
  2. fabman Registered

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    Peter Berg is really making his way to the top of Hollywood. The Kingdom, Hancock, now Dune.
     
  3. KenK Registered

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    This should be pretty interesting. I'm definitely looking forward to what he brings to it.
     
  4. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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  5. Indrid Cold I'll see you in time.

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    Dune....never really got into it.
     
  6. AlteredEgo Hello...

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    ditto's
     
  7. knowsbleed Registered

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    I loved David Lynch's movie. How could you not love Sting, the spice, big worms and shooting projectiles using your voice as power...classic. I've never gotten into the books but I hope it will follow suit to Lynch's movie.
     
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    Sounds cool. Dune's one of those properties that I think worked better as a mini series though, since there was so much material to cover and even in that there was stuff left out.

    Lynch's movies was cool for what it was and I'll glady check this new one out.
     
  9. Rez Registered

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    Great. There's things to like in Lynch's version, but overall it's not really Dune and not really that watchable of a normal film.

    The miniseries has some great effects, a few good performances, nails the story, and has surprisingly cool music. But at the same time, it suffers from some real pacing issues, some piss poor performances, and script that could use some work.

    A nice, epic, well acted and paced almost 3 hour film would be most welcome.
     
  10. LeChuck Chucky's lil e-bro<_>

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    Huh...I love this book, I don't know how this new movie is going to turn out. Hancock looks sort of stupid but I did love the Rundown. We'll have to wait and see.
     
  11. patrickbateman Registered

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    same here .. wasnt that Dexter guy in one of the mini series?
     
  12. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    Eh, I am fine with the Lynch version. I would much rather see a film version of Dune Messiah, but I guess if this is a success, then it will eventually happen.
     
  13. DorkyFresh Sum Dum Goy

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    whatever Peter Berg makes i will watch. i never really got into Dune, but since Berg is attached i think i will now.
     
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    I loved the old Dune movie. A new one would be sweet.
    Hope this and Hancock will stop Berg from having box office failures all the time.
     
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    You know they made one already, right? It was a followup to the Dune miniseries, and with the exception of Susan Sarandon and some effects in the last 2 hours or so, it was quite a step up from the already decent first miniseries.
     
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    movies are going into 3rd generation now.
    Hollywood has officially hit rock bottom.
     
  17. Ben Breeck Registered

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    Personally, I much preferred the version on the Sci-Fi channel.
     
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    Peter Berg is a great director. Love the stuff he's done with The Kingdom and Friday Night Lights (Movie and TV). Dude borrows heavily from his mentor Michael Mann but I think he'll deliver with this one
     
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    Who owns the property rights to Dune? As long as it's not 20th century Fox I will look forward to future Dune movies.
     
  20. I remember reading a little bit of Dune when I was a sophmore in High School and really liking the material. As for the version with Sting in it? Only watched a little bit of it and didn't really get into it to be honest.

    Hopefully Berg makes it good and interesting. :up: :up:
     
  21. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    I know...but I would rather see a theatrical movie done out of Dune Messiah than another Dune movie.

    But like I said, if this is successful, Dune Messiah will follow. I hope it is good.
     
  22. Noir Guest

    Sorry if its already been posted, its a little old:

    http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2007/12/2...e-talking-with-tom-cruise-about-edwin-a-salt/

    http://www.cinematical.com/2007/12/22/peter-berg-lines-up-tom-cruise-and-dune/

    What do you think? Who would you cast? Discuss!
     
  23. Noir Guest

    So.. Hmm. Here are some of my pics:

    Ron Perlman for Duke Atreides.
    lena Headey for Lady Jessica.
    Bob Hoskins for Vladimir Harkonnen
     
  24. green fear is the mind killer

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    I like your picks for the Baron and Jessica but Id go with Liam Neeson as the Duke.

    Oh and Christian Bale for Duncan.:wow:
     
  25. EdRyder Registered

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    hmmmm The Duke is a very "Liam Neesony" role,..Id like to see Scott Glenn play that part myself.

    Bale as Idaho is pretty damn good.
    Who knows who they could cast as Paul,..I always liked Kyle MacLachlan but he was way too old.
     

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