On why I think DUNE could be made into a great movie

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Postby TheDukester » 22 Nov 2008 23:56

trang wrote:... but suffered from some bad casting (actor chosen for paul was bad, gurney, stilgar, etc). I like it though.

I'm a pretty big fan of the two SciFi efforts, but I would agree that some of the casting decisions were curious.

Another problem, at least to many American ears: thick accents. To this day, I'm still not quite sure of anything the first Duncan says.
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Re: On why I think DUNE could be made into a great movie

Postby halcyo » 22 Nov 2008 23:57

DuneFishUK wrote:
halcyo wrote:
DuneFishUK wrote:
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DuneFishUK wrote:(as for the rain - forget the rain. Stop the movie a couple of mins early and watch the "History will call us wives" deleted scene on Youtube.)


whoa whoa whoa, what video is this!? I can't find it anywhere!


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mhP50BlHH2I

(You can see why the movie execs didn't like it though :P)


Youtube says this video is not available in my country. WTF does THAT mean!? Damn I really wanna see it!


:shock: Eh? Hmmm... you want to stop living in the wrong country. :P

Luckily Youtube vids are dead easy to rip :)

http://ghafla.dribble-sponge.co.uk/wives.flv

(edit: fix'd / edit2: and more better)


How do I open that file?! All I get when I click the link is crazy letters and character html stuff! Sorry to be a pain in the ass - but I'm VERY interested to see the scene!

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Re: On why I think DUNE could be made into a great movie

Postby DuneFishUK » 23 Nov 2008 08:05

halcyo wrote:
DuneFishUK wrote:
halcyo wrote:
DuneFishUK wrote:
halcyo wrote:
DuneFishUK wrote:(as for the rain - forget the rain. Stop the movie a couple of mins early and watch the "History will call us wives" deleted scene on Youtube.)


whoa whoa whoa, what video is this!? I can't find it anywhere!


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mhP50BlHH2I

(You can see why the movie execs didn't like it though :P)


Youtube says this video is not available in my country. WTF does THAT mean!? Damn I really wanna see it!


:shock: Eh? Hmmm... you want to stop living in the wrong country. :P

Luckily Youtube vids are dead easy to rip :)

http://ghafla.dribble-sponge.co.uk/wives.flv

(edit: fix'd / edit2: and more better)


How do I open that file?! All I get when I click the link is crazy letters and character html stuff! Sorry to be a pain in the ass - but I'm VERY interested to see the scene!


:lol: This is turning into a bit of an epic - Save link as and download a freeware FLV player (I using one called Riva flv player atm, but others might be better). Sorry, would have upped and avi, but it were HUGE. :P

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Postby EsperandoAGodot » 23 Nov 2008 14:01

Hm...seeing as how the Comedian in the upcoming Watchmen movie seems to have been fairly well cast...I think a lot of otherwise "unknowns" might come from TV, namely girly shows you don't watch but the women in your life do.

For example, Feyd's supposed to be the kind of pretty boy that can probably be plucked from a teen drama.
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Postby SandRider » 23 Nov 2008 14:22

all the women in my life watch "Classic Tractors" on RFDTV ....

how bout Larry the Cable Guy as the Baron ....
Ron White as Drunken Idaho ....
Foxworthy as Hawat ....
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Postby Omphalos » 23 Nov 2008 14:32

SandRider wrote:all the women in my life watch "Classic Tractors" on RFDTV ....

how bout Larry the Cable Guy as the Baron ....
Ron White as Drunken Idaho ....
Foxworthy as Hawat ....


I like the Dutch Oven cooking show on that network the best

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Postby SandRider » 23 Nov 2008 15:02

the mule-training shows have been informative & helpful as well.
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Postby halcyo » 23 Nov 2008 22:19

Great, I finally saw the 'Wives' deleted scene. Why the hell WOULD they replace that with the fuckin' rainstorm!? :x

It ends very strangely, so I could see not using it as the FINAL scene, but it sure as hell should have been in there. How in the world would they have set up for Dune Messiah without explaining the whole Irulan and Paul marriage thing?

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Postby DuneFishUK » 24 Nov 2008 15:49

halcyo wrote:Great, I finally saw the 'Wives' deleted scene. Why the hell WOULD they replace that with the fuckin' rainstorm!? :x

It ends very strangely, so I could see not using it as the FINAL scene, but it sure as hell should have been in there. How in the world would they have set up for Dune Messiah without explaining the whole Irulan and Paul marriage thing?


Blatantly - my big idea (I think I already posted it somewhere actually) was to flash forward to Irulan at her writing desk, and a big an epic montage the Jihad gearing up outside on the landing-fields of Arrakeen. Really show off the fact that Paul has completely turned the universe upside down. It would look cool and pimp the sequel... which is about as good as this film could hope to be at this point :P

(And KJA loves Irulan writing shit)

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Postby EsperandoAGodot » 24 Nov 2008 16:05

DuneFishUK wrote:Blatantly - my big idea (I think I already posted it somewhere actually) was to flash forward to Irulan at her writing desk, and a big an epic montage the Jihad gearing up outside on the landing-fields of Arrakeen. Really show off the fact that Paul has completely turned the universe upside down. It would look cool and pimp the sequel... which is about as good as this film could hope to be at this point :P

(And KJA loves Irulan writing shit)

Actually, I very much like this idea. I think if we need to include Irulan bookends, then we should make it contextual: Irulan writing with the Jihad raging on, reflecting on how she got there. It'd be nice if they could do what Peter Jackson did - hell, what even the Chronicles of Narnia movie was able to do, at times - and, where changes or development are necessary, have those changes come organically from the universe, extrapolated from the text.
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On DUNE actor

Postby Sole Man » 24 Nov 2008 16:08

Neil Patrick Harris as Feyd-Ruatha!

John Goodman as the Baron!

Angelina Jolie as Jessica!

Hugh Luarie as Duke leto!

Anthony Hopkins as Shaddam!

The worms as themsevels!

KJA as stormtropper 23 (Wait...)

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Postby EsperandoAGodot » 24 Nov 2008 16:12

Oh noes, it's a Casting thread...
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Postby DuneFishUK » 24 Nov 2008 16:14

and Brian Herbert as Serena Butler

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Re: On DUNE actor

Postby Drunken Idaho » 24 Nov 2008 16:17

Sole Man wrote:Neil Patrick Harris as Feyd-Ruatha!

John Goodman as the Baron!

Angelina Jolie as Jessica!

Hugh Luarie as Duke leto!

Anthony Hopkins as Shaddam!

The worms as themsevels!

KJA as stormtropper 23 (Wait...)


Jolie better not be Jessica... That would be gross. And I could see Laurie as Hawat, or even Piter, but not the Duke. And NPH as Feyd? Maybe back when he was a kid...
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Postby Rakis » 24 Nov 2008 23:58

Neil Patrick Harris as Feyd-Ruatha!


...and riding a unicorn... :lol:
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Postby SandChigger » 25 Nov 2008 01:26

You mean, the "hard" way?
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Postby EsperandoAGodot » 25 Nov 2008 10:32

I think he means the Harold & Kumar way.
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Postby Tleszer » 25 Nov 2008 10:50

EsperandoAGodot wrote:I think he means the Harold & Kumar way.


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Postby Rakis » 25 Nov 2008 21:52

EsperandoAGodot wrote:I think he means the Harold & Kumar way.


:)

Love the moment where he's full of mush while driving and he has his unicorn vision : "What the fuck ?! Have you guys seen that unicorn?! " :lol:
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Postby Drunken Idaho » 26 Nov 2008 09:41

Rakis wrote:
Neil Patrick Harris as Feyd-Ruatha!


...and riding a unicorn... :lol:


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Postby Freakzilla » 26 Nov 2008 09:57

That's incredible! 8)
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Postby SandChigger » 26 Nov 2008 18:35

Isn't that the kid from Dooby Hauser, M.D. ... or whatever it was called?
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Postby ibanez_az » 26 Nov 2008 19:07

EsperandoAGodot wrote:Oh noes, it's a Casting thread...


Oh, why the hell not? ':lol:'

John Rhys-Davies as the Baron
Nicole Kidman as Jessica
Tom Waits as Piter
Viggo Mortensen as Kynes
Sophia Bush as Chani
David Carradine as Yueh
Dennis Haysbert as Stilgar
Robert DeNiro as Leto
Jack Nicholson as Shaddam
Thomas Dekker as Paul

Fell free to rip these apart or agree!
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Postby Drunken Idaho » 26 Nov 2008 23:01

ibanez_az wrote:Tom Waits as Piter


YES! Maybe Gurney or even Shaddam?

But what about this for a dream cast? I've IMDB'd the more obscure choices. The reason the young actors are so obscure is because there is such a limited pool of young stars to choose from out there.

Paul Atreides - Marc-André Grondin
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0343082/

The Lady Jessica - Cate Blanchett

The Duke Leto - Alan Rickman

Gurney Halleck - John C. Reilly

Baron Vladimir Harkonnen - Brendan Gleeson

Stilgar - Daniel Day Lewis

Chani - Q'orianka Kilcher
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0452963/

Thufir Hawat - Michael Caine

Duncan Idaho - Gerard Butler

Wellington Yueh - Bill Nighy

R.M. Mohiam - Judi Dench

Count Fenring - Gary Oldman



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Postby Rakis » 26 Nov 2008 23:20

Drunken Idaho wrote:
Rakis wrote:
Neil Patrick Harris as Feyd-Ruatha!


...and riding a unicorn... :lol:


"I love you!"

"I love you too, Neil Patrick Harris..."

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:)
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