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HBO adaption of the Dune series?

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 05:56
by Sonic Titan
After the success of game of thrones, would it be possible that the dune series would be benefit from being adapted into a long running fleshed out TV series?

I personally believe that if done properly, 10 or 12 HBO style episodes in a series could be quite easily introduce the back story along with the twists and turns of the original Dune novel. Dune messiah and Children of Dune would naturally continue the series. The one massive advantage of a potential HBO adaption is their confidence in handling hard hitting scenes need a faithful portrayal.

Re: HBO adaption of the Dune series?

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 07:37
by inhuien
There's already been a couple of mini-series taking the saga up to the end of CoD, that's not to say it shouldn't be done again and better.

Re: HBO adaption of the Dune series?

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 09:42
by Freakzilla
I think HBO would be a better venue than The Channel Formerly Known as SciFi.

Re: HBO adaption of the Dune series?

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 10:22
by lotek
They do have a good track record.

Re: HBO adaption of the Dune series?

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 12:03
by Ampoliros
I always thought Dune needed a larger T&A budget....

Yes, HBO would be the proper forum, and i've always felt like Dune would make a great hour-blocked show, but you have to remember who the executive ultra-creative director(s) would be...

Re: HBO adaption of the Dune series?

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 13:50
by lotek
Tell me about it...
There's no escaping that moron, is there...

Re: HBO adaption of the Dune series?

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 15:53
by Sonic Titan
Ampoliros wrote:I always thought Dune needed a larger T&A budget....

Yes, HBO would be the proper forum, and i've always felt like Dune would make a great hour-blocked show, but you have to remember who the executive ultra-creative director(s) would be...


Yeah in my view a good TV adaption could capture the slow building tension and mystic that is carried throughout the novel. I.e Atreides/Harkonnen rivalry, Paul and Jessica taking refuge with the Fremen, Feyd-Rautha/Glossu Rabben conflict, Water of Life etc. I'd also really love to see the visual/environmental depth of Arrakis explored.

Re: HBO adaption of the Dune series?

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 08:43
by lotek
As Amp' said, anyone redoing Dune would have to put fucking cymeks and that brains in jars shit.

A bit like the old saying, better to be alone than in bad company, well here better no Dune than feeling the desperation tainted with rage I felt when I unwittingly read the drivel they call nudune.