Present Dune director Pierre Morel had an interview with MTV in which he discussed his love for the book. He kind of dissed David Lynch’s movie in an off-hand way.
“As a David Lynch movie, I loved it. As a ‘Dune’ fan, I was not such a big fan.”
Well, I have to be honest, I was introduced to Dune through David Lynch’s movie, so I continue to have a soft spot in my heart for it. I certainly prefer it to the Sci Fi (Syfy?) version, which had aspects more faithful to the book, but also lacked a lot of the verve and skill that marked Lynch’s foray.
The fact is, there is nothing Morel can say to quell my anxieties. He can talk as good of a game as he likes. Are the studios going to give him free rein? They did with Peter Jackson. Maybe they’ll take another gamble. But even if they do, can Morel deliver?
In time, I guess we’ll see.
That’s if this makes it to principal photography.