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UPDATED: Dune – Peter Berg talks about the remake

Posted by LiveFor on August 6, 2009

Update: 28th Oct 09 – Peter Berg is now off the Dune remake – more here.

UPDATE: 15th Sept 09 – Peter Berg has spoken more about the Dune remake and rumours suggest Robert Pattinson may be involved – more here.

David Lynch’s vision of Dune back in 1984 is a favourite of mine. It feels totally alien which is how it should be and some of the visuals are simply stunning. The remake / reboot has been mentioned here and there over the past few years and there have been a couple of mini-series that were not too bad.

Now SCI FI Wire had a chat with director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) who is currently developing a new Dune reboot.

Based on Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel, Berg is planning on bringing a wholly different take to the material than previous directors.

“I think I had a much more different experience, I think, with the book than David Lynch did.To me, I think my interpretation will feel significantly different from that and the [Syfy] Channel miniseries that aired. I have a different experience than both of those filmmakers did.”

Berg wants his version to be more epic in scope.

“The book was much more muscular and adventurous, more violent and possibly even a little bit more fun. I think those are all elements of my experience of the book that can be brought in without offending the die-hard fans of the Bene Gesserit and Kwisatz Haderach. There’s a more dynamic film to be made.”

Now check out the Dune lego playset. if only it was real.

One Response to “UPDATED: Dune – Peter Berg talks about the remake”

  1. Tentatively excited about this. Loved the mad original

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