If you weren't already excited for Denis Villeneuve's take on Dune, you should be. The director recently spoke to Fandom about his adaptation, and said he wants to make it the Star Wars film he never saw:
Most of the main ideas of Star Wars are coming from Dune so it’s going to be a challenge to [tackle] this.The ambition is to do the Star Wars movie I never saw. In a way, it’s Star Wars for adults. We’ll see.
With that kind of ambition, Villeneuve can hopefully top the effort of David Lynch's adaptation, which was a critical and commercial failure. Despite that, the film still has its fans today, probably because that scene of Patrick Stewart playing the sitar is so rad:
As far as how he Villeneuve will look to tackle the franchise, the director shared his vision is to start with the first book, and then remain with the franchise for a couple films if it's successful:
“I could be involved with one or two movies if it happens. That’s the thing. Today you’re asking me this question about a project that doesn’t exist yet. I’m used to talking about projects when they’re shot, finished, I’m in the editing room, I’m about to release the movie. Then you talk about something real. Right now, I might in three weeks or two months learn that nobody agrees on a screenplay, it will be with someone else. It can happen. And when the movie will be made? It’s all theory right now."
I think Villeneuve is the right man for the job to bring Dune back to life, although I'm not sure how you can make an "adult Star Wars," beyond adding boobs. What are your thoughts on Villeneuve's goal, and do you think he can pull it off? Is the world ready for more Dune?