I love everything director Alejandro Jordorowsky does. I fell in love with his films back in the nineties when I watched Sante Sangre, on VHS, for the first time. Strangely enough, it wouldn’t be for another five years that I watched his classics like The Holy Mountain and El Topo, The Holy Mountain being the most visually trippy piece of cinema I’d ever laid my eyes on, but I digress. Somewhere along that timeline he was approached by studio exec’s to bring Frank Herbert’s space epic DUNE, to the silver screen and he would’ve gotten away with it if it wasn’t for those meddling kids? Seriously! This was going to be the rock operas of rock operas. He had everything in place, designs by H.R Giger, Francois Moebius, actors like Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and music by Pink “fucking” Floyd!!! Yeah, that sounds absolutely insane and that’s precisely why it would’ve worked, but Hollywood, as usual, were like WHAAAAA????!!! and it was scraped, but not before snatching Alejandro’s dream team of designers and creating other films that pretty much ripped off all the concept designs originally intended for DUNE. This movie is a testament to failure and the lack of imagination continuous exhibited by an industry that likes to think otherwise. It’s heartbreaking, but as a wise man once said “the future is not for the faint of heart”.
DAMN IT!!!!!!!! As luck would have it, the trailer is only available through YAHOO. Epically annoying! So as a fuck you to Yahoo (but not really), I’m sending you guys to INDIEWIRE where I saw the trailer. It’s worth a click through. Sorry about that guys.