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Last month, production began on the upcoming remake of Dune. Based on the acclaimed sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert, Dune has had an interesting history when it comes to its adaptations. In the 1970s, director Alejandro Jodorowsky planned to make an adaptation of Dune that would have been the most ambitious film of its time. Unfortunately, Jodorowsky’s vision was too ahead of its time and production was shut down. The story of this unsuccessful production was brilliantly told in the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune which I highly recommend. In 1984, Dune was brought to the big screen by acclaimed director David Lynch. However, the film was panned by critics and bombed at the box-office. In the year 2000, a miniseries was released on the SYFY channel called Frank Herbert’s Dune. The miniseries was a modest success and it led to a sequel called Children of Dune being released a few years later. After years of rumors, Dune is once again returning to the big screen in the year 2020. The upcoming adaptation is being helmed by Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve and will star Call Me by Your Name actor Timothee Chalamet in the lead role as Paul Atreides. Given the amount of talent on board for this upcoming adaptation, I’m very confidant that the film will do the novel justice and be a sci-fi masterpiece.

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