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IMDB now lists the Dune movie as ...

Postby TheDukester » 28 Jan 2011 13:11

... Dune 2014.

Wow.

I realize that the site is not the official word on anything, but their policy on categorizing future releases with a year designator has mostly been pretty accurate in the past. Perhaps a year early in some cases, but pretty good for what is essentially a gigantic fan site.

And no one is even talking about the project any longer. The most recent threads are all "dream casting" discussions, which are the most useless things on the entire internet.

Could this project be any more dead? Judge for yourself: http://imdb.to/eBLJHt

Maybe I'll ask Super-Producer and Hollywood big-shot Kevin J. Anderson for an update. :dance:
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Re: IMDB now lists the Dune movie as ...

Postby Sev » 28 Jan 2011 13:34

That reminds me - there was a quick mention of the film on the hacks' recent 'Hellhole' podcast:

Bobo wrote:Right now Paramount is looking for directors, the last I heard in talking with one of the producers yesterday, is that there is a director in mind - a very important one - who's expressed an interest. So we're hopeful that this will go through and be the big classic movie that the fans want to see. We're still optimistic.


Sounds dead to me...
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Re: IMDB now lists the Dune movie as ...

Postby SandChigger » 28 Jan 2011 13:42

TheDukester wrote:"dream casting" discussions, which are the most useless things on the entire internet

Hear, hear!

I think there is a thread over on DumbNobodies that mentions the new 2014 date.

Sev wrote:That reminds me - there was a quick mention of the film on the hacks' recent 'Hellhole' podcast:
Bobo wrote:Right now Paramount is looking for directors, the last I heard in talking with one of the producers yesterday, is that there is a director in mind - a very important one - who's expressed an interest. So we're hopeful that this will go through and be the big classic movie that the fans want to see. We're still optimistic.

A VERY IMPORTANT director!

I knew it, it's Michel Gondry! :dance:
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Re: IMDB now lists the Dune movie as ...

Postby merkin muffley » 28 Jan 2011 14:36

SandChigger wrote:
TheDukester wrote:"dream casting" discussions, which are the most useless things on the entire internet

Hear, hear!

I think there is a thread over on DumbNobodies that mentions the new 2014 date.

Sev wrote:That reminds me - there was a quick mention of the film on the hacks' recent 'Hellhole' podcast:
Bobo wrote:Right now Paramount is looking for directors, the last I heard in talking with one of the producers yesterday, is that there is a director in mind - a very important one - who's expressed an interest. So we're hopeful that this will go through and be the big classic movie that the fans want to see. We're still optimistic.

A VERY IMPORTANT director!

I knew it, it's Michel Gondry! :dance:


I'm worried that Michel Gondry will bump heads with co-producers KJA and Brian Herbert over creative control of the project. Oh, wait-... I almost forgot, KJA and Brian Herbert won't have any creative input.
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Re: IMDB now lists the Dune movie as ...

Postby Ash » 28 Jan 2011 15:53

New director? I wonder what Uwe Boll is up to? He would fit in nicely with KJA's vision of Dune.
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Postby SandRider » 28 Jan 2011 16:55

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Postby merkin muffley » 28 Jan 2011 17:45

Uwe Boll would be better than Peter Berg.
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Postby Ampoliros » 28 Jan 2011 18:10

Sev wrote:That reminds me - there was a quick mention of the film on the hacks' recent 'Hellhole' podcast:

Bobo wrote:Right now Paramount is looking for directors, the last I heard in talking with one of the producers yesterday, is that there is a director in mind - a very important one - who's expressed an interest. So we're hopeful that this will go through and be the big classic movie that the fans want to see. We're still optimistic.


Sounds dead to me...


Amazing how KJA can do a name drop without even naming someone.

$10 says his "very important director" is Michael Bay.
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Re: IMDB now lists the Dune movie as ...

Postby merkin muffley » 28 Jan 2011 18:41

Ampoliros wrote:$10 says his "very important director" is Michael Bay.


That would be a perfect storm for me. I would shit myself to death. I would take that bet just because I can't allow myself to believe that would happen. Michael Bay making a Dune movie would be truly horrendous.

I actually don't think that would happen. I think :pray: Michael Bay would know that Dune is material that would be too difficult for him, and would be a travesty.
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Postby SandChigger » 28 Jan 2011 20:47

Ash wrote:New director? I wonder what Uwe Boll is up to? He would fit in nicely with KJA's vision of Dune.

:lol:

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Postby Kojiro » 28 Jan 2011 23:00

Ah... developmental Hell. That happens to a lot of properties when idiots like KJA are involved.

If not Michael Bay, I place my bet on perhaps Roland Emmerich.
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Re: IMDB now lists the Dune movie as ...

Postby Redstar » 31 Jan 2011 07:12

The movie will always be "four years away."

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Postby SandChigger » 31 Jan 2011 14:53

Like one of those desert mirages? :lol:
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Re: IMDB now lists the Dune movie as ...

Postby Drunken Idaho » 01 Feb 2011 17:15

Kojiro wrote:Ah... developmental Hell. That happens to a lot of properties when idiots like KJA are involved.

If not Michael Bay, I place my bet on perhaps Roland Emmerich.


It looks like development hell indeed, but I highly doubt that KJA has anything to do with it. It's more likely the producers are concerned about the directors they've chosen so far, and are just struggling to find the right director matched with the right script.

They're probably pouring over forums such as this one, paranoid about die-hard fan reaction. Not typical Hollywood behaviour, but with a risky franchise such as Dune they may find it necessary.
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