Peter Berg wants his DUNE Film to be Adventurous and Fun

by Joey Paur


We reported earlier this year that actor/director Peter Berg, who directed Friday Night Lights and Hancock, will be taking another shot at a new Dune film. If this is your first time hearing about the Dune remake, then yes... it's true. Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel has been a tough challenge for any filmmaker to adapt, but in the end they have all turned out pretty good. David Lynches 1984 version is the most famous and it focused more on the politics of the story and then SyFy did a pretty good miniseries back in 2000. But Berg is ready to bring it back to the big screen in an epic way.  Here is what he recently told Scifiwire:

"I think I had a much more different experience, I think, with the book than David Lynch did. To me, I think my interpretation will feel significantly different from that and the [Syfy] Channel miniseries that aired. I have a different experience than both of those filmmakers did."

So how does Berg envision the story of this classic sci-fi novel?

"[The book] was much more muscular and adventurous, more violent and possibly even a little bit more fun. I think those are all elements of my experience of the book that can be brought in without offending the die-hard fans of the Bene Gesserit and Kwisatz Haderach. There's a more dynamic film to be made."

He's right ya know, the book was much more adventurous than what we have seen in previous adaptations. I still think  Dune could be a much better film. The thing is, I don't think Berg is the guy that will do it. I wasn't a big fan of Hancock, that's for sure. What do yo think?

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