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Ryujin

Adventurer
Looks pretty good to me. I'll take ornithopters that look like dragonflies instead of birds. At least they're winged. Momoa seems to be a good choice, as does Zendaya. Can't remember seeing the lead in anything before but seems a good choice from what I can see here. But please, gods please, no "weirding modules."
 


Zardnaar

Legend
Looks pretty good to me. I'll take ornithopters that look like dragonflies instead of birds. At least they're winged. Momoa seems to be a good choice, as does Zendaya. Can't remember seeing the lead in anything before but seems a good choice from what I can see here. But please, gods please, no "weirding modules."

Been a fan of Momoa since Stargate Atlantis.

Yeah I want to see this, will pony up the money.
 

pukunui

Hero
I haven't watched David Lynch's classic in ages, but I have fond memories of playing Dune II. Never watched the more recent TV miniseries version. Have read the book. Color me somewhat excited. I like Oscar Isaac.

Have seen the lead's name here and there but I don't think I've actually seen him in anything. Is he French? Looks like a worthy successor to Kyle MacLachlan. And Zendaya as successor to Sean Young is OK in my book. I wonder who they've got playing Sting's character. Is Jason Momoa playing Patrick Stewart's character?

I understand this is only going to cover the first half of the book, and they are hoping to make a sequel to finish it up (though it hasn't been green-lit yet).
 

This really is an all star cast, and it is looking good so far. I'm cautiously optimistic. While David Lynch's classic has a fond place in my heart, it is also a bit of a trainwreck, so I am eager to see a proper attempt at bringing this epic to the silver screen.

One of the biggest problems that Lynch's Dune had, was that it was trying to fit a story that requires multiple films, into one. I liked the soundtrack, cast and production design though. Hopefully they will not make that same mistake again. This needs more than one film. This new film is also an excellent opportunity to be more accurate to the book.
Hopefully this new film will make us all forget about David Lynch's version.

There have been other attempts of course, in the form of mini series, but Dune is one of those sagas that requires a big budget and a lot of care. It is not easy to adapt. Then again, that's what people said of Lord of the Rings for a very long time. Will this be the new LotR?
 

Zardnaar

Legend
I haven't watched David Lynch's classic in ages, but I have fond memories of playing Dune II. Never watched the more recent TV miniseries version. Have read the book. Color me somewhat excited. I like Oscar Isaac.

Have seen the lead's name here and there but I don't think I've actually seen him in anything. Is he French? Looks like a worthy successor to Kyle MacLachlan. And Zendaya as successor to Sean Young is OK in my book. I wonder who they've got playing Sting's character. Is Jason Momoa playing Patrick Stewart's character?

I understand this is only going to cover the first half of the book, and they are hoping to make a sequel to finish it up (though it hasn't been green-lit yet).
This really is an all star cast, and it is looking good so far. I'm cautiously optimistic. While David Lynch's classic has a fond place in my heart, it is also a bit of a trainwreck, so I am eager to see a proper attempt at bringing this epic to the silver screen. There have been other attempts of course, in the form of mini series, but Dune is one of those sagas that requires a big budget and a lot of care. It is not easy to adapt. Then again, that's what people said of Lord of the Rings for a very long time. Will this be the new LotR?

My fear is it's actually good but due to Covid makes no money and we don't get part 2.
 
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TheSword

Legend
Supporter
Timotheé Chalamet has done some great films. Have no fear, he’ll play the Paul Artreides well.

Great to see the trailer finally, the still shots that were leaked a while back looked great.
 

Ath-kethin

Elder Thing
I have to say, I'm not too impressed. The visuals are good, and the lead lookd a better fit as Paul than the dude from the TV series was anyway.

But it also looks like they tried to make it an action movie, which I don't feel will work. It's the approach that sunk the Dark Tower; I worry it will sink Dune, as well. And the Pink Floyd at the end was just galling.

That said, this is only the first trailer, and the visuals work really well. I'm willing to see where it goes.
 

Mallus

Hero
I watched the trailer five times yesterday and then watched Lynch's Dune for good measure after my wife went to sleep. Needless to say, I am excited for the new Dune. The cast looks great.

If I had to sum up the trailer in one word, it would be: stately. I'm fine with that aesthetic. Going for, ahem, baroque like Lynch did would not have been wise. I'm even okay with the oddball choice of Pink Floyd.
 
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But it also looks like they tried to make it an action movie, which I don't feel will work. It's the approach that sunk the Dark Tower; I worry it will sink Dune, as well. And the Pink Floyd at the end was just galling.

Well, there is plenty of action in the first Dune book (or so I'm told), so that would not be inaccurate. And I see varous details in the trailer that are a lot more accurate to the book than versions we've seen before. I think we are probably going to see a lot more of the fight between House Atreides and House Harkonnen, and why they are so much at each other's throats; something that we never got to see in any of the tv shows, or Lynch's movie.
 

ART!

Adventurer
I don't what it says about trends in entertainment, but it's interesting that we're getting adaptations of both Dune and Foundation - two landmark 20th century works of sci-fi - at the same time.

Anyway, very much looking forward to this. Even my daughter is interested, because Timothee Chalamet!!! ;)
 

I don't what it says about trends in entertainment, but it's interesting that we're getting adaptations of both Dune and Foundation - two landmark 20th century works of sci-fi - at the same time.

I'm sure adaptions such as Game of Thrones and the Expanse have something to do with it. Plus visual effects have finally caught up with what a story like Dune needs in order to be translated to the screen.
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
I watched the trailer five times yesterday and then watched Lynch's Dune for good measure after my wife went to sleep. Needless to say, I am excited for the new Dune. The cast looks great.

If had to sum up the trailer in one word, it would be: stately. I'm fine with that aesthetic. Going for, ahem, baroque like Lynch did would not have been wise. I'm even okay with the oddball choice of Pink Floyd.

Unfortunately, when it comes to trailers these days, we live in this world:


(Though they did miss the "rapid-fire action shot cuts that you can't follow" part.)
 
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Ulfgeir

Adventurer
I will of course watch this moview if I can. I liked the original David Lynch film. I have read the book as well. Can't rememebr if I read the book after seeing the film (think I did). Rememebr seeing that movie and the original version of Bladerunner at a gaming convention.

I also think Sting is a better actor than singer (at least his solostuff)
 

Unfortunately, when it comes to trailers these days, we live in this world:


(Though they did miss the "rapid-fire action shot cuts that you can't follow" part.

That's hilarious. I was thinking to myself while watching the trailer, "what the hell is that garbage music in the background"? After 30 seconds then realizing it was "Eclipse" I thought "A: It doesnt fit, B: horrible rendition, C: because they sullied a good song I'll wait for PPV".
 

MarkB

Legend
Looks pretty good to me. I'll take ornithopters that look like dragonflies instead of birds. At least they're winged.
Yeah, it's a pretty good compromise. What would the proper term be for them - anisopter?

Every time I see that "Only in theaters" tag at the end of a movie trailer, it sounds increasingly desperate.
 


I'm cautiously excited for it. I didn't like Blade Runner 2049, but a lot of that was because I didn't think it a sequel was needed 35 years later. Okay, that and Jared Leto.

The cast really is fantastic. The first movie had a great cast, but never really spent enough time on the characters other than Paul Atreides for it to matter. Don't get me wrong, I love that movie, flaws and all.
 


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