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David Lynch says he has “zero interest” in seeing Denis Villeneuve’s 'Dune' remake


David Lynch will not be taking time out to see Denis Villeneuve’s new remake of Dune.

Villeneuve’s hotly anticipated remake of the epic science fiction film has taken another step forward recently as the first image of lead actor Timothee Chalamet was revealed.

The film, which is to be directed by Villeneuve who’s previous work includes Blade Runner 2049 and Prisoners, also sees the likes of Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull, and Kim Herbert join the producing team.

The cast has grown exponentially since the first announcement with the likes of Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem all being involved.

Taken from Frank Herbert’s classic series of science fiction novels, the script for the forthcoming film has been written by Eric Roth, whose screenplay credits include Forrest GumpMunich, and others. There have been many attempts to remake Dune following David Lynch’s 1984 film, none with such backing as this one, however.

Despite Lynch denouncing his Dune project, he was drawn into a conversation about his thoughts on the latest remake effort: “I have zero interest in Dune,” Lynch said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter without any consideration.

He added: “It was a heartache for me. It was a failure and I didn’t have final cut. I’ve told this story a billion times. It’s not the film I wanted to make. I like certain parts of it very much — but it was a total failure for me.”

Later in the interview Lynch was asked about another remakes of the film, a question he again shutdown: “I said I’ve got zero interest.”

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