The upcoming Dune remake by Denis Villeneuve has been described as Star Wars for adults. The adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel came from David Lynch in 1984 and starred FrancesaAnnis, Kyle MacLachlan, and more. It had underperformed at the global box office and earned a lot of widespread negative reviews.
Lynch’s Dune possesses redeemable qualities and can be carried over to Villeneuve’s adaptation. The Arrival director had stated that he will take visual cues from Herbert. The Blade Runner 2049 is now released on home video and Villeneuve plans to start the Dune movie.
The filmmaker had described the movie as Star Wars for adults:
“Most of the main ideas of Star Wars are coming from Dune so it’s going to be a challenge to [tackle] this. The ambition is to do the Star Wars movie I never saw. In a way, it’s Star Wars for adults. We’ll see.”
A description like this might irk the fans but the fact remains that there are a lot of similarities between the sagas. Referring to this movie as Star Wars for adults is pretty interesting.
Villeneuve wants to adopt Herbert’s novel onto the silver screen and but he says that he wants to make a sequel as well:
“I could be involved with one or two movies, if it happens.”
A script for a reboot has not been completed and there is no guarantee that Villeneuve will make Dune and it might move on to another director.