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Dune – A Special Edition of David Lynch’s film

Posted by LiveFor on May 7, 2010

Work is slowly moving on with a new version of Dune directed by Pierre Morel (Taken). However, a person by the name of Sasha Burrow has a project to revamp the David Lynch version (which I love) by giving it all new special effects. Kind of like the Star Wars Special Editions only with more love.

This is a project I have been slowly working on over the last few years with the goal of ultimately replacing many of the “outdated” special effects shots in David Lynch’s 1984 version of Dune.

The project initially began as an endeavor to build a “proper” ornithopter – one with flapping wings, that neither the movie or the mini-series managed to achieve. However, with the advent of the “fan-edit” the scope of the project has expanded with the goal of updating the effects in all those places in the movie where I feel things could be significantly “improved.”

Although I am currently working on this by Myself, it’s a large undertaking and if there is anyone interested in helping this project along, feel free to contact Me – We might actually be able to get this project completed with a few more skilled and enthusiastic people!

Let me tell you they have done an incredible amount of work. Diagrams, CGI tests, pre vis bits, mock up for DVD packaging and more. Absolutely incredible and one day it would be so good to see the updated version. Head on over to the site for more info on it. Good luck on the project.

Source: io9

2 Responses to “Dune – A Special Edition of David Lynch’s film”

  1. I might be able to get behind this. Dune is an under-rated classic, but the effects suck.

  2. Matthew said

    Wow, I had no idea anything like this was being done. What a great idea.
    I love Dune, I’m told too much ‘what do you have 4 different versions of the same film’ my girlfriend asks… but this is another version I would snap up.
    Dune is a flawed film… but somehow still just amazing. And dodgy special effects has always held it back.

    I can’t wait for the special edition to be completed.

    m.

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