Remember Alejandra Jodorowsky, the crazy guy who tried to bring Dune to the big screen way before David Lynch even thought of it? Jodorowsky could have created the most awesome Dune adaptation ever, but something got in his way—and it's time to find out what.
The film Jodorowsky's Dune will follow the same formula as Lost in La Mancha, that documentary about Terry Gilliam's failed attempt at making The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. It will show the director and his team of artists during the two years they spent trying to adapt Frank Herbert's novel.
This will be the first time any of us get to see storyboards or production videos of what could have been. At the time, Jodorowsky's crew was filled with a bunch of nobodies, but those random guys would go on to become sci-fi icons.
We're talking about Dan O'Bannon, who wrote two little films called Total Recall and Alien. There's also H.R. Giger, who designed the alien in Alien, plus Jean "Moebius" Giraud, who worked on The Empire Strikes Back and Tron. Can you imagine what these guys could have come up with for Dune?
Frank Pavich is directing Jodorowsky's Dune, and so far he's already recorded interviews with Jodorowsky himself and Giger. We can't wait to hear and see what could have happened, if only they'd been given a chance.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)