When Captain Picard says 'jump' you say, 'how high?' When he orders you to fight Sting, though, you should probably run away.
No point in hiding it: I love David Lynch
's 1984 Dune
adaptation. Not only is that psychedelic love letter to the planet Arrakis fun as hell to watch, its stark surreality is a fantastic vision of what a future human society tens of thousands of years on the horizon might mutate into. However, no matter how surreal you might think Lynch's take was, it's probably tame compared to what Chilean auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky
( El Topo
, The Holy Mountain
), an honest to goodness surrealist, would have made. Tasked originally with helming the film in 1975 his version would have clocked in at ten hours, star his son, Orson Welles
and Salvador Dali and brought Pink Floyd onboard for a musical score. History is all the poorer for not receiving that
Jodorowsky wasn't the first director to jump ship from the property and he sure as heck isn't the last. Peter Berg
caught a Guild heighliner and folded space out of there to direct Battleship
(a highly debatable decision), leaving behind concept art from the comic artist known only as Jock and the broken hearts of fans awaiting another whack at Herbert's novel. Check out some of Berg's vision below and let us know what you think: worthy of being made or sandworm fodder?