New Dune trailer


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Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Wasn’t Lynch being considered for Return of the Jedi at one point?

Oh yes! Lynch turned it down.

Which was a shame, because it was the weakest movie of the original three due to Lucas's meddling with Marquand.

(Weirdly, Lynch has claimed he didn't like science fiction, which makes his choice to take Dune that much weirder. Well, weird is a relative term when discussing Lynch.)
 

MGibster

Legend
Pretty sure Herbert called it a crusade a couple of times in the text. We can’t assume it’s an actual “change” in the movie just from that. I mean, we could, but it would be an assumption lacking in sufficient supporting data.
According to Ali Karjoo-Ravary in this Aljazeera article, Herbert only uses the word crusade three times in the original six Dune books and one of those was in the glossary. But you're right, we can't assume it's an actual change in the movie as this might have been done in the trailer for marketing purposes. Karjoo-Ravary thinks the change was made because jihad is "what the bad guys do" and I think he has a point. It'll be interesting to see if the producers did anything else to remove the influence the Islamic world had on the way the series was written.
 

Also of note (because it's just so unbelievable-but-true), the producer on The Elephant Man was Mel Brooks.

Lynch directed and wrote the screenplay. I think that he could've managed one or the other, but was the wrong choice for both.

Don't get me wrong, I love the movie quite a bit for all its flaws. And heck, who would've thought that Toto could turn out such an awesome soundtrack?

Arguably, the real problem with Dune (1984) is that the studio said, "Hey, we need one of those Star Wars blockbusters. Let's see ... that Spielberg guy seems busy filming some sort of Indiana Jones sequel ... so how about we get the guy that did Elephant Man and Eraserhead? Kids love him, right?"

Really, think about the five movie sequence ....
Eraserhead. Elephant Man. Dune. Blue Velvet. Wild at Heart.

🎶 One of these things is not like the others ... 🎶
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
And heck, who would've thought that Toto could turn out such an awesome soundtrack?

....me, of course!

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Now, in the unlikely even that this plan should fail, I will turn to you, my brothers in Toto, to help me write a song so smooth and awesome that Rosanna Arquette will have no choice but to boink my brains out.
 

MGibster

Legend
Arguably, the real problem with Dune (1984) is that the studio said, "Hey, we need one of those Star Wars blockbusters. Let's see ... that Spielberg guy seems busy filming some sort of Indiana Jones sequel ... so how about we get the guy that did Elephant Man and Eraserhead? Kids love him, right?"
Oh, man. They had a toy line for the movie! How much cocaine were they doing in the 1980s to think that kids would be interested in this movie?

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Ath-kethin

Elder Thing
How much cocaine were they doing in the 1980s to think that kids would be interested in this movie?
Exactly the right amount, in my case. I loved the movie from the first moment 8 saw a snippet. I had the Sardaukar slow-pellet blaster, a handful of the action figures, and I lusted mightily over the spice crawler and the sandworm but never got them :(.
 


MGibster

Legend
Exactly the right amount, in my case. I loved the movie from the first moment 8 saw a snippet. I had the Sardaukar slow-pellet blaster, a handful of the action figures, and I lusted mightily over the spice crawler and the sandworm but never got them :(.
Be not sad for you have found a compatriot! I also saw the movie in theaters at the age of 8 and I actually liked it. I won't say I had a firm understanding of the plot but I liked it. I cannot recall ever seeing the Dune toys in stores nor did any of my friends own any of them. In fact, I first learned of the Dune toys just a few years back.
 



Azuresun

Adventurer
Thoughts?

This trailer felt a bit generic to me--it's heavily pushing the destined romance, heroic freedom fighters vs evil colonialists and the action over any of the deeper themes. But of course, it kind of needs to be a generic trailer with easily graspable appeal to appeal to the widest possible audience. Hugely looking forward to this movie.
 

GreyLord

Legend
I found 1984 Dune rather boring in many ways and slow moving. I felt it captured the FEEL of the books, but wasn't very accurate in it's portrayal of the story. It plodded along. I loved the soundtrack with it though, and that made the movie. The movie FELT like Dune should.

I enjoyed the SF miniseries of Dune and Children of Dune (which also incorporated Dune Messiah). It was great. In many ways, though longer, moved more quickly than the movie. It was more accurate to the books as well. I don't think it felt as much like Dune as the movie did though.

Hopefully this new one takes the best elements of both where it FEELS like the books or captures that feel, but also adhere's to the story and how it works.
 

aco175

Legend
In the fight scenes, they have some sort of armor that I would steal for D&D, but not sure the stats of it. I could just be mage armor for the +3 AC. It also looks a bit like some sort of psychic energy, but I would stay away from psionics in my games. It could be more of a force property added to light armor with the standard +1 to +3 and maybe give it a bit of something like protection from magic missiles.
 

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