For the amount of excitement fans got after seeing the first official trailer for the 2020 remake of Dune, the sci-fi epic's "would've been" director is entering the conversation to give his two cents about the adrenaline-pumping teaser.
Filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, who originally had plans of adapting the novel back in the '70s said in a recent interview that while he wishes the Denis Villeneuve-directed film all the success in the world, he deemed the first trailer too predictable. He told Le Point (translated from French): "I saw the trailer. It's very well done. We can see that it is industrial cinema, that there is a lot of money, and that it was very expensive. But if it was very expensive, it must pay in proportion. And that is the problem: there is no surprises. The form is identical to what is done everywhere, the lighting, the acting, everything is predictable."
He continued: "Industrial cinema is incompatible with auteur cinema. For the former, money before, for the second, it's the opposite, whatever the quality of a director, whether my friend Nicolas Winding Refn or Denis Villeneuve. Industrial cinema promotes entertainment, it is a show that is not intended to change humanity or society."
A lot of you are well aware by now that Jorodowsky's ambitious vision for his own Dune film didn't come into fruition due to budget constraints. The upcoming retelling of the 1984 classic directed by David Lynch now stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, and Dave Bautista among others.
Now, while the new Dune film is looking extremely promising, one can't help but wonder how things would've turned out had Jodorowsky's original plans succeeded. His supposed adaptation would've featured the likes of David Carradine, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, and Orson Welles with musical genius Pink Floyd once tapped to create the score. A complete shame, really but it is what it is.
Dune is expected to hit cinemas this December!
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