Jodorowsky’s Dune Clip. Frank Pavich‘s Jodorowsky’s Dune (2012) movie clip stars Alejandro Jodorowsky. Jodorowsky’s Dune‘s plot synopsis: “The documentary covers cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky and his 1974 attempt to create a big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal science fiction novel, DUNE. While the ambitious production collapsed after two years, Jodorowsky’s team of then relatively unknown concept artists continued exploring the themes and styles started on the project and ended up changing modern science fiction forever: H.R. Giger went on to Ridley Scott’s masterpiece ALIEN, Dan O’Bannon wrote ALIEN and TOTAL RECALL, Jean “Moebius” Giraud created artwork and futuristic worlds for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, TRON, and THE FIFTH ELEMENT and Chris Foss would go on to work on ALIEN and SUPERMAN.”
This is pretty intriguing. I had no idea another Dune film had come so far along into production and was then canned. I still have not seen one Dune film or TV movie get it right. This film didn’t sound like it would either.
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Jodorowsky, whose films SANTE SANGRE, EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN have recently been released on Blu-Ray in the U.S. is excited to share his vision of what might have been, “Failure simply makes you change your way. And I hope, in this picture, the audience will be able to see what I did. It’s an incredible world.”
Director/Producer Pavich researched JODOROWSKY’S DUNE with producer Stephen Scarlata. The two previously worked together on the cult-underground music documentary N.Y.H.C. Pavich also co-produced DIE MOMMIE DIE (Special Jury Prize – Sundance 2003) before concentrating on television production. Scarlata has mainly focused on feature screenplays. The film is being produced by Travis Stevens of Snowfort Pictures (A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE, THE AGGRESSION SCALE), executive produced by Donald Rosenfeld (THE TREE OF LIFE) and co-produced with Michel Seydoux of Camera One (PATER).
With interviews completed with Alejandro Jodorowsky, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss, Michel Seydoux, and the surviving original team, the production heads to the U.S. to conduct interviews with industry executives, filmmakers and film critics to put the film into perspective.
Adds Pavich, “I am incredibly grateful that we are the ones who are getting to tell the story of this never-realized film from one of the world’s greatest film directors. We hope to be able to impart to the audience a taste of what Jodorowsky’s version of Dune might have been like.”
Jodorowsky’s Dune will also feature Nicolas Winding Refn, H.R. Giger, Drew McWeeny, and Devin Faraci.
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