So. Peter Berg (The Kingdom) has been tapped to direct a movie of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel Dune. Despite David Lynch’s movie in 1984, and the more recent 2000 Sci-Fi Channel mini-series. I just know I’m going to catch shit for this, but Dune…well, it’s pretty goofy. Very goofy, actually. But while that kind of thing works more or less in books, on-screen, you end up with this:
Frankly, I don’t think you can make Dune better than Lynch’s version, because while it was goofy as hell in its own unique way, at least it was entertaining. The book could also be dull, with all sorts of political machinations that affected no one. There’s nothing worse than goofy and dull.
As a side note, do you remember when Sting was marginally kind of cool? And when fight scenes just plain sucked ass? (Via FilmDrunk)