The Lord of the Rings is one of the great references of epic fantasy cinema and they want DUNE to be up to it.
The trilogy of The Lord of the rings It came at the right time, when special effects were not yet dominating the story and when the fantasy genre had not yet been over-exploited. This brought together a lot of people of all kinds around the three films and made it a spectacular success. While DUNE It's a much denser sci-fi story, coming after multiple reboots in both theaters and on television. So their impact is probably not the same, even if they try to sell us their greatness now.
There are very few franchises in the history of cinema that acquire such an iconic status, in this select group we could add to Star wars, Harry Potter, Marvel or DC Comics. But in a recent interview, DUNE's art director, Tom brown, revealed that he believes the next adaptation of Denis Villeneuve from the legendary science fiction novel has a real chance to join them.
“I think what Denis Villeneuve is doing is what is called a fundamental version of this story. I don't think it's over the top, to be perfectly honest. The magnitude of it will be overwhelming. But I think it will be very special. I read in the newspaper the other day that you are watching the new Lord of the Rings, and I strongly believe it. I think DUNE is going to live up to those kinds of movies, really. "
Their success will determine if they make more movies.
They shot the three films of The Lord of the rings at the same time, as they knew it would be a tremendous success. The production was a real madness that almost cost its director his health Peter jackson, but the result is undeniably epic. While Warner Bros has disbursed about 200 million to make DUNE, which means they will have to raise a ton of money for it to be a success and for there to be a second installment. But unfortunately Denis Villeneuve despite being a true genius, he is not very successful.
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