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Peter Berg Expects Dune to be Epic

Published August 6, 2009 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Sci Fi Wire
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I've always like Peter Berg. Say what you will about the actor slash director, but he's got a stylistic form of action that I'm fond of. Bone-crunching and surprisingly fun; it's hard for one not to at least be entertained by it. I also like the original Dune movie, but do realize that the film can be improved upon; though that does probably mean no Sting this time around.

Peter Berg Talks Dune

Peter Berg has his own idea on how Dune should be, and he's willing to avoid adding another sequel or prequel to the franchise by taking on the original creation by author Frank Herbert. While talking with Sci Fi Wire, Berg had this to say on the latest attempt to adapt Dune:

"I think I had a much more different experience, I think, with the book than David Lynch did," Berg said in an exclusive interview on last week at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, Calif., where he was promoting his Wayne Gretzky documentary for ESPN. "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."

Besides giving reason to why he'd attempt the franchise, he does also give some idea on his approach.

Berg sees the story more as an epic adventure. "[The book] was much more muscular and adventurous, more violent and possibly even a little bit more fun," Berg said. "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."

Though Berg sounds ready, he still needs to wait on an approved script. Just a suggestion, but can we get a third house thrown in this time?

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