Screenplay by James V. Sagan himself is credited as a co-writer of the screen story and a co-producer of the movie adaptation, but he died before the movie was finished.
Early attempts[ edit ] Infilm producer Arthur P. Jacobs optioned the film rights to Dune, but died before a film could be developed. Jodorowsky proceeded to approach, among others, the progressive rock groups Pink Floyd and Magma for some of the music, Dan O'Bannon for the visual effects, and artists H.
GigerJean Giraudand Chris Foss for set and character design. In particular, the classic Alienwritten by O'Bannon, shared much of the same creative team for the visual design as had been assembled for Jodorowsky's film.
A documentary, Jodorowsky's Dunewas made about Jodorowsky's failed attempt at an adaptation. De Laurentiis commissioned Herbert to write a new screenplay in ; the script Herbert turned in was pages long, the equivalent of nearly three hours of screen time.
Giger retained from the Jodorowsky production. Scott intended to split the book into two movies.
He worked on three drafts of the script, using The Battle of Algiers as a point of reference, before moving on to direct another science-fiction film, Blade Runner As he recalls, the preproduction process was slow, and finishing the project would have been even more time-intensive: But after seven months I dropped out of Dune, by then Rudy Wurlitzer had come up with a first-draft script which I felt was a decent distillation of Frank Herbert's.
But I also realised Dune was going to take a lot more work—at least two and a half years' worth. And I didn't have the heart to attack that because my older brother Frank unexpectedly died of cancer while I was prepping the De Laurentiis picture.
Frankly, that freaked me out. So I went to Dino and told him the Dune script was his. The Making of his Movies by Paul M. Sammon Lynch's screenplay and direction[ edit ] Inthe nine-year film rights were set to expire.
De Laurentiis renegotiated the rights from the author, adding to them the rights to the Dune sequels written and unwritten. Around that time, Lynch received several other directing offers, including Return of the Jedi.
He agreed to direct Dune and write the screenplay, though he had not read the book, known the story, or even been interested in science fiction. The team yielded two drafts of the script before they split over creative differences.
Lynch subsequently worked on five more drafts. Virginia Madsen said in that she was signed for three films, as the producers "thought they were going to make Star Wars for grownups.
It was shot entirely in Mexico. Universal and the film's financiers expected a standard, two-hour cut of the film. Dino de Laurentiis, his daughter Raffaella and Lynch excised numerous scenes, filmed new scenes that simplified or concentrated plot elements and added voice-over narrations, plus a new introduction by Virginia Madsen.
Contrary to rumor, Lynch made no other version besides the theatrical cut. A TV version was aired in in two parts totalling minutes including a "What happened last night" recap and second credit roll. Lynch disavowed this version and had his name removed from the credits, Alan Smithee being credited instead.
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