Dune: the films of Villeneuve is based only on the first half of the book
The dunes soon became one of sci-fi novels the most sold, so there is no wonder if Denis Villeneuve has chosen to adapt it into a movie. Of the rest, the success of the series has been sanctioned already by the first, visionary film version of the novel to the work of David Lynch in 1984, and two miniseries for television called Dune and Children of Dune.
Villeveuve, he had already said previously to produce at least two films based on Dune, but that may even be more than two, so the news that the first of these films will be based only on the first half of the novel, Frank Herbert is certainly not something completely unexpected.
The confirmation has been given by the executive producer of the film, the writer and son of Frank Herbert Brian Herbert, who yesterday confirmed the suspicions with the following post on Twitter:
I have just received Draft #4 of the DUNE screenplay from Legendary Pictures. This is for the first movie, covering approximately half of the novel DUNE. I'm very excited and pleased about this, and I'm beginning to burn the midnight oil. pic.twitter.com/nIfgb2zJ2J
— Brian Herbert (@DuneAuthor) July 23, 2018
I just received the fourth draft of the screenplay of Dune by Legendary Pictures. This will be for the first film, which will cover approximately half of the novel Dune. I am very excited and happy about this, and I'm starting to work through the night.
Because the Dunes is a novel of well 412 pages, there is material in abundance for the film adaptations of his story. Villeneuve thought to be based much more on the novel of Frank Herbert, who on the films of David Lynch in 1984, that might be a point in its favor, because that film was not very well received.
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