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Why Filmmakers From David Lynch to Denis Villeneuve Have Struggled to Adapt Dune

Posted On: Dec 2, 2021   |   Posted By: Time

Why Filmmakers From David Lynch to Denis Villeneuve Have Struggled to Adapt Dune

To love Dune is to be immersed in multiple Dunes at any given time. There are the six original books by Frank Herbert and 19-plus volumes in the prelude series written by Herbert's son, Brian, and Kevin J. Anderson. There are the two feature-length adaptations of the first novel that actually made it to screen in David Lynch's Dune (1984) and Denis Villeneuve's new, pandemic-delayed release starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya , and one failed attempt so spectacular that it's been immortalized in a documentary and the hearts and imaginations of many an Alejandro Jodorowsky devotee. There are also two TV miniseries that dig deeper into Herbert's hexalogy. That's before you even begin to get into the encyclopedia, poetry collection, coloring and activity books, video and board games and countless other tie-ins.

It's not just the volume of content contained within the greater Dune universe, though. It's also...

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