A Thing of Eternity wrote:Omphalos wrote:A Thing of Eternity wrote:I think the guy from District 9 would rock doing Dune.
That's a lotta movie for a newbie.
I don't know if that makes a difference really. Maybe I'm not totally informed on what all a director does in a film, but we've seen that he can get good acting out of people, and I don't know how much input he had on the CGI and cinamatography but District 9 was pretty fantastic in those regards. What else is there really? Scene choice and maybe a little influence on script?
I'd take a newbie who's done good work thus far, and most importantly has an obvious respect for the genre as serious fiction (not muscular adventure pulp) over a seasoned idiot any day of the week!
EDIT: Of course, he'll need a good script to start with. Dune has so much internal dialogue that if the script is weak the whole thing is toast right out the gates.
i agree in thinking he did well with District 9. however i dont think he would really even consider Dune for very long. my understanding is that he is sticking to original science fiction. if he were to go back and do somebody elses story my guess would be Halo as he was the guy slated to direct until the project went rather haywire. i would be interested in seeing an adaptation completed by him but i have a feeling he would turn it down if offered.