It hasn’t been long since Pierre Morel was hired to step in and direct the new film being based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel, Dune. As you know, David Lynch was the director of a 1984 film of the same name that was based on the book, but don’t for one second think that this new movie has anything to do with that film — no, this is an entirely new interpretation of the story.
Morel spoke to MTV recently, where he was sure to explain his plans for this new venture.
The Taken director first explained that he was a big fan of the book, and that he really wasn’t happy with the ’84 film:
Like many people, I was not fully satisfied with David Lynchâ€™s movie in 1984. I do respect David, and I think his interpretation and vision was interesting, but not what we [fans] expected. And I thought Iâ€™d give it a chance, try to do this, make it faster and more modern. I think that now, in 2010, we have the technology to achieve much more than David could do twenty-five years ago. I think it will be cool to try something different.
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