I just read that apparently Pink Floyd was supposed to do the soundtrack for the original Dune movie, but it fell through… which makes the use of Eclipse even cooler.
I think I only ever read the first one, but my memories of the books, film, games, etc… all got mushed together.
I did watch the Children of Dune miniseries. But that’s the 3rd book I think, so I don’t know if they mixed in parts of book 2 or skipped it.
I remember very little of the plot though, just some individual scenes and visuals.
Could be worse, it could have been Meatloaf in his underpants.
My main worry about the new version is that they’ll be unable to replace Sting.
Actually, my main worry is that as both a remake and an adaption of a book, there’s going to very little room for anything new or surprising.
Movie remakes/reboots have a spotty success rate, but they largely work when the new version can do something different. But being based on a book means that I’m not really sure what, other than production design, the new version can do differently. And the production design, while very nice, does look surprisingly similar to the Lynch version.
Supposedly a lot of stuff ended up being cut from the Lynch version to get it down to 2 hours, but I’m struggling to remember any important parts from the book that were cut.
I remember the miniseries being significantly longer, supposedly mostly closer to the book, and not bad. But I don’t really remember anything significant that was added over the Lynch version.