From Alejandro Jodorowski’s unrealized vision, through Ridley Scott’s attempt to David Lynch’s critically condemned production—the history of adapting Dune, Frank Hebert’s cult science-fiction classic, into a movie unveils diverse problems associated with intricate, high-budget film production. It is also a history of personal disappointments and trampled ideas, which can sometimes find their way into other projects and productions by other authors. Before the upcoming adaptation of Dune by Dennis Villeneuve, we take a look back.

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