DUNE Director Denis Villeneuve Only Half-Liked David Lynch’s 1984 Version

Director Denis Villeneuve is currently in post-production on his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. And today he admits he only half-liked David Lynch’s 1984 version.

He tells Empire: “I’m a big David Lynch fan, he’s the master. When I saw [Lynch]’s Dune I remember being excited, but his take… there are parts that I love and other elements that I am less comfortable with. So it’s like, I remember being half-satisfied. That’s why I was thinking to myself, ‘There’s still a movie that needs to be made about that book, just a different sensibility.'”

Back in 2017, Villeneuve spoke about Lynch’s take, saying: “I was impressed, but it was not what I had dreamed of, so I’m trying to make the adaptation of my dreams. It will not have any link with the David Lynch movie. I’m going back to the book, and going to the images that came out when I read it.”

To be fair, Lynch lost creative control of his version and asked the studio to remove his name. He has zero interest in seeing Villeneuve’s version. Do you? Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Based on Herbert’s epic novel, Dune takes place in the year 10191, where a royal decree awards the desert planet Arrakis – the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe – to Duke Leto Atreides. However, when his bitter enemies, the Harkonnens violently seize back the planet, it is up to Leto’s son, Paul to lead the natives of Arrakis in a battle for control of the planet and its spice.



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