First trailer for Jodorowsky's Dune

Trailer Simon Brew 14 Feb 2014 - 06:41

A documentary of Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempts to bring Frank Herbert's Dune to the screen, here's the trailer for Jodorowsky's Dune.

Now we can't wait to see this. Back in the 1970s, Alejandro Jodorowsky attempted to make a big screen take on Frank Herbert's novel Dune. Even today, fresh attempts to make a film based on the book struggle, but there's a real sense that this 1970s take is one of the great lost science-fiction movies.

Now, a documentary has charted Jodorowsky's attempts to bring Dune to the big screen, and how the project fell apart after two years of work. That said, lots of concept work was done, and it got some way down the road. The documentary features key interviews and access to lots of behind the scenes material.

The first trailer for Jodorowsky's Dune has now been released too, and we've got it for you here. We'll keep you posted if we get any semblance of a UK release date...

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Maybe they should get the old team back together and just do it. Get Geof Darrow to fill in for Moebius.

This looks both brilliant and utterly depressing.

I love the Lynch version and this looks very interesting.

I know this is famous for how many artists worked on it before they did other landmark movies, but I'm still waiting to see Chris Foss's distinct spaceships on the big screen.

As for the film itself, with that much stunt casting would it have been anything other than a train wreck?

I'd love Nicolas Winding Refn to make this movie with Alejandro Jodorowsky, preferably made outside of the hollywood system, so they can make the film as it should be.

I totally agree, Jodorowsky's Dune is the best movie never made but probably would have been terrible if it had actually been made.

Can't wait to see this documentary though

A Giger designed Dune would have been amazing, but Mick Jagger & Orson Wells? Nooooooo!

I didn't even know how much of an impact the concept work for this movie had! I agree that if made, it probably wouldn't have aged well at all, but these were still amazing ideas.

I just don't think any of the frank Herbert dune novels can be translated to film sucessfully, even tv, I think the whole religious and mystical aspects will always get glossed over in favour of the politics and action. That said I think the ham fisted "pinky and the brain" prequals would translate well. The house books I could see working well as a mini series, and the butlerian jihad books would make an excellent trilogy of films basically terminator salvation & transformers done right...

From the costume designs this could well have been Jodorowsky's 'Flash Gordon.'

A movie that makes you feel like you're on LSD? Orson Wells hired because he is fat? Jagger hired because he is thin and flamboyant? And perhaps the most insulting part, where Jodorowsky says "I never read the book, but I heard it was fantastic". This sounds like an absolute train wreck and I am so glad it was never made. Lynch's wet dream of a confusion was bad enough, this would have been so much worse.

For anyone who wants to see the Dune epic on screen, simply watch the Sci-Fi channel miniseries. It is about 6 hours long and has the budget of of what Jodorowsky probably wanted to pay Orson Wells' caterer, but it is the closest I have ever found to the original novels (which I have read by the way Alejandro you ridiculous man).

Yes, it wouldn't have been Herbert's Dune but goddammit it would've be mind blowing. Go read The Incal and you'll see what I mean.

I thought it was quite shallow compared with the book, but the mini-series was much better.

The Lynch version had the FEEL perfectly but it was butchered in editing.

With the exception of all the horrific mistakes and changed the Mini series made, Fremen living outside without stilsuits for starters! Paul being a brat, Leto being a weak character. The mini series falls flat because in some cases it is spot on, but when it goes wrong it goes stupidly wrong.

I want to rate this up about a hundred times but I doubt I can even do that! Yes man you are so right! Even if it's not Herbert's Dune (which is a bit overrated imo anyways) it would be such a great movie. A terrible adaptation but a cinematic masterpiece. Like Mamuro Oshii's Ghost in the Shell which is a fantastic movie that has very little to do with the so so manga it was based on. Sometimes something can be a horrible adaptation but still a truly awesome movie. And with Jodorowsky at the helm I can't imagine otherwise. The only thing better than this would be Jodorowsky adapting his own Incal for the big screen.

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