The latest trailer for the upcoming documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune has premiered. You can check it out here below.
Directed by Frank Pavich, Jodorowsky’s Dune takes an exhaustive look at the development and collapse of what is considered the greatest film never made – an epic adaptation of Frank Herbert‘s classic sci-fi novel Dune helmed by the Chilean surrealist filmmaker responsible for such mind-melting cult classics as El Topo, The Holy Mountain, and Santa Sangre – through contemporary interviews with Alejandro Jodorowsky, Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz, Drive/Only God Forgives director Nicolas Winding Refn, and many more.
The People vs. George Lucas DVD | Instant Video
Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe
Starring Neil Gaiman, Francis Ford Coppola, Chris Gore, Kevin Rubio, Gary Kurtz, David Prowse, Todd Hanson, George Lucas
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2011
The People vs. George Lucas is a quasi-documentary film which uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism pertaining to the Star Wars franchise, and its creator, George Lucas.
The film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan-created content and fictional dramatizations to present an all-encompassing look at the indelible mark Lucas has left on pop culture and the film industry.
Interviewees include author Neil Gaiman, writer/director Kevin Rubio (Troops), actor David Prowse (Darth Vader), and Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz. Lucas himself appears frequently in archival footage, but is never interviewed directly by filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe.
The People vs. George Lucas discusses the extent to which the Star Wars franchise is an incomplete artistic creation of Lucas (and subject to his evolving vision) versus a cultural phenomenon that belongs to the general public.
Look, it’s no secret that George Lucas has always been all about the money; the man is a marketing genius and he’s made billions of dollars from his films’ many different toys, collectibles, and various merchandising strategies. Many fans of his movies have even gone on to become foes, livid at the obvious evisceration of some of his properties in order to make a little (OK, a whole hell of a lot of) extra money.
If that weren’t all enough, what if I were to tell you that the entire Star Wars saga was outlined and mapped out with a storyline that ended much differently than you’ve always known it? And what if I added to that that the reason these paths were altered was for the sake of future merchandising and toy sales?
Deep breathes now. Take a seat and gather your senses for a few moments, then click on over to read the full details from the mouth of producer Gary Kurtz.