The Dune Franchise Tries Once more — Fairly A lot Pop: A Tradition Podcast #110

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The world now has one other Dune movie, and this time Warner Bros. is critical a few franchise, with no less than one sequel deliberate and a prequel TV sequence within the works. With hundreds of years value of world constructing, the books by Frank Herbert and the world now being fleshed out by his son Brian Herbert with Kevin J. Anderson provide extra supply materials than Star Wars for potential filmmakers to play with, however is that this world anyplace close to as enjoyable?

Your hosts Mark Linsenmayer and Brian Hirt are joined by Brian Casey (brother of The Partially Examined Life’s Dylan Casey) and Three if By Area senior editor Erin Conrad to speak about whether or not this sequence is basically adaptable to the display in any respect, and we take into account previous makes an attempt by David Lynch and Alejandro Jodorowsky (somewhat slighting the tedious TV model). Is the brand new model extra profitable? Extra feminist? Much less colonialist?

Is the lore simply too packed into the books to convey adequately? When Frank Herbert jumps ahead 3000 years, is {that a} path that moviegoers will need to comply with, even when acquainted characters can nonetheless be current as talkative ancestral reminiscences in new characters’ heads or come again as clones?

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For factors of comparability, we contact on not solely Star Wars, however Outlander, Picard, The Orville, Recreation of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Strolling Lifeless, The Darkish Tower, and extra.

Some articles that fed into our dialogue embrace:

Comply with Erin @ErinConrad2.

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