Dune thoughts and adaptation
I can understand why the journey to make this into a film is so convoluted. I'm not sure I've ever read anything so dense and epic. I was always sort of keen to the series, and always thought the worm god was just cool imagery. So I did have kind of an internal motivation to get this far, but now that I'm about to dive into God Emperor, I just feel bad for anyone that called it quits after the first book. Frank Herbert had a lot to say, and faithfully adapting this to any kind of screen, I think, is impossible.
It's also often shown from the perspective of people's thoughts and reflections. The times where aspects of the spice, space travel, future prediction, and insights move the world building and plot forward are all tough to translate to film.
Every film and miniseries has had some very nice aspects, but nothing as been a comprehensive re-telling so far.
I recently reread Dune, and that really stuck out to me moreso than it did my first time reading.
Internal perspective is always a hurdle in book/film adaptations, but, that whole sequence with Paul in the desert might be the trickiest part for Villeneuve to pull off, in what will presumably be the final moments of the new film. To say nothing of the Spice Agony and all the rest in the second half.
Exactly, there's very little actual action happening in these books that translates to the screen, we're in peoples heads the whole time and especially in the first book, a lot of stuff can happen even over the course of a single paragraph.
I read somewhere that they were thinking about making a new adaptation a series rather than trying to fit it into a movie. The old Sci-Fy channel show I guess did it okay, but tv in 2020 is kind of a different animal. I'd be into it because it would keep me in the house and kill some time