On why I think DUNE could be made into a great movie

    The films, miniseries, music, video games, etc...

Moderators: Omphalos, Freakzilla, ᴶᵛᵀᴬ

User avatar
ibanez_az
Posts: 20
Joined: 06 Oct 2008 17:48
Location: Texas

Postby ibanez_az » 26 Nov 2008 23:43

Drunken Idaho wrote:

Count Fenring - Gary Oldman



In a perfect world, maybe...



I'd pay to see that!
Moe, Larry! The Cheese!

User avatar
GamePlayer
70mm God
Posts: 2993
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 11:26
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Postby GamePlayer » 27 Nov 2008 10:49

Drunken Idaho wrote:Baron Vladimir Harkonnen - Brendan Gleeson


I like that one. That's inspired casting.
"They can chew you up, but they gotta spit you out."

User avatar
Tleszer
Posts: 2161
Joined: 17 Feb 2008 18:02

Postby Tleszer » 27 Nov 2008 11:07

Jumping the gun here, but certainly could happen (character I mean) knowing the level of "foreshadowing" KJA & BH like doing...

Scytale - Charlie Day

What? Stop looking at me like that. I'm not crazy... yet...
DUNE, as interpreted by a blue man with a green tushie

User avatar
Drunken Idaho
Posts: 1197
Joined: 15 Sep 2008 23:56
Location: Ontario, Canada

Postby Drunken Idaho » 27 Nov 2008 13:03

Baraka Bryan wrote:reilly as gurney would be hillarious..


I think he could do it with the necessary level of seriousness required... He was a dramatic actor looong before he started starring in comedies. Besides, Ugly Lump = John C. Reilly
"The Idahos were never ordinary people."
-Reverend Mother Superior Alma Mavis Taraza

halcyo
Posts: 107
Joined: 13 Feb 2008 16:08

Postby halcyo » 27 Nov 2008 13:10

Drunken Idaho wrote:
Baraka Bryan wrote:reilly as gurney would be hillarious..


I think he could do it with the necessary level of seriousness required... He was a dramatic actor looong before he started starring in comedies. Besides, Ugly Lump = John C. Reilly


Yea, but he doesn't seem 'warrior' enough to do gurney - too soft and chubby. And I don't think he's ugly enough - sure he's 'goofy' lookin', but they need a guy who looks pretty beat up to play Gurney.

User avatar
GamePlayer
70mm God
Posts: 2993
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 11:26
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Postby GamePlayer » 27 Nov 2008 14:12

I like John C Reilly, but he might make a better Rabban.
"They can chew you up, but they gotta spit you out."

User avatar
EsperandoAGodot
Posts: 186
Joined: 08 Nov 2008 21:03
Location: Brooklyn, NY and Lancaster, PA
Contact:

Postby EsperandoAGodot » 28 Nov 2008 15:12

Nick Frost as Rabban.

Fat makeupped Jim Carrey as Vladimir Harkonnen.

Joaquin Phoenix as Duncan.
DUNE - Chronicles of the Imperium
A free-form, forum based RPG
http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_war ... 346/p1/?11
Launched and ready to fire.

User avatar
Tleszer
Posts: 2161
Joined: 17 Feb 2008 18:02

Postby Tleszer » 28 Nov 2008 16:37

EsperandoAGodot wrote:Nick Frost as Rabban.

Fat makeupped Jim Carrey as Vladimir Harkonnen.

Joaquin Phoenix as Duncan.


Nick Frost? I would see that! :lol:

Didn't you hear? Joaquin Phoenix has "retired" from acting to "work on his music." :roll:
DUNE, as interpreted by a blue man with a green tushie

User avatar
Omphalos
Inglorious Bastard
Posts: 6677
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California
Contact:

Postby Omphalos » 28 Nov 2008 17:16

Tleszer wrote:
EsperandoAGodot wrote:Nick Frost as Rabban.

Fat makeupped Jim Carrey as Vladimir Harkonnen.

Joaquin Phoenix as Duncan.


Nick Frost? I would see that! :lol:

Didn't you hear? Joaquin Phoenix has "retired" from acting to "work on his music." :roll:


Hold on guys! I have a disk with helicopter sounds back at my apartment!

User avatar
TheDukester
Posts: 3808
Joined: 20 Jun 2008 13:44
Location: Operation Enduring Bacon
Contact:

Postby TheDukester » 28 Nov 2008 17:24

Lawl! Ross playing his "music," right?
"Anything I write will be remembered and listed in bibliographies on Dune for several hundred years ..." — some delusional halfwit troll.

User avatar
Drunken Idaho
Posts: 1197
Joined: 15 Sep 2008 23:56
Location: Ontario, Canada

Postby Drunken Idaho » 28 Nov 2008 18:07

Joaquin might make a decent Duncan if he was still willing to act...

But that might screw things up... Would gholas get repeat hairlips???
"The Idahos were never ordinary people."
-Reverend Mother Superior Alma Mavis Taraza

User avatar
Omphalos
Inglorious Bastard
Posts: 6677
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California
Contact:

Postby Omphalos » 28 Nov 2008 18:32

TheDukester wrote:Lawl! Ross playing his "music," right?


Close. Ross debuting for the others his "sound," but yea, that's it.

User avatar
EsperandoAGodot
Posts: 186
Joined: 08 Nov 2008 21:03
Location: Brooklyn, NY and Lancaster, PA
Contact:

Postby EsperandoAGodot » 28 Nov 2008 23:16

Tleszer wrote:Nick Frost? I would see that! :lol:

Image
He is the Beast.
Drunken Idaho wrote:But that might screw things up... Would gholas get repeat hairlips???

If it were genetic...
DUNE - Chronicles of the Imperium

A free-form, forum based RPG

http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_war ... 346/p1/?11

Launched and ready to fire.

User avatar
Tleszer
Posts: 2161
Joined: 17 Feb 2008 18:02

Postby Tleszer » 29 Nov 2008 00:28

EsperandoAGodot wrote:
Tleszer wrote:Nick Frost? I would see that! :lol:

Image
He is the Beast.

:vomit: :vomit: :vomit:
DUNE, as interpreted by a blue man with a green tushie

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

Postby SandChigger » 29 Nov 2008 01:43

:shock:

OK, I'm not in bad shape at all. Comparatively speaking.

:shock:
"Let the dead give water to the dead. As for me, it's NO MORE FUCKING TEARS!"

User avatar
Drunken Idaho
Posts: 1197
Joined: 15 Sep 2008 23:56
Location: Ontario, Canada

Postby Drunken Idaho » 29 Nov 2008 02:42

EsperandoAGodot wrote:
Drunken Idaho wrote:But that might screw things up... Would gholas get repeat hairlips???

If it were genetic...


Well that's what I'm wondering... Does the defect happen randomly in the womb due to some developmental error, or is it inherent to the very genetics of an individual?
"The Idahos were never ordinary people."
-Reverend Mother Superior Alma Mavis Taraza

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

Postby SandChigger » 29 Nov 2008 08:44

Depending on how accurate the WP article is, it seems to be a developmental error that may have a genetic origin in some cases.

Cleft lips or palates occur in somewhere between one in 600-800 births.

The term harelip is no longer used to describe the condition as it is considered offensive.

There are some pretty hardcore images of infants before corrective surgery on the page, so be warned:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleft_lip_and_palate :cry:
"Let the dead give water to the dead. As for me, it's NO MORE FUCKING TEARS!"

User avatar
GamePlayer
70mm God
Posts: 2993
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 11:26
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Postby GamePlayer » 29 Nov 2008 10:01

LOL :)
Nice picture of Frost there, doing the Janet Jackson mag cover :)
"They can chew you up, but they gotta spit you out."

User avatar
EsperandoAGodot
Posts: 186
Joined: 08 Nov 2008 21:03
Location: Brooklyn, NY and Lancaster, PA
Contact:

Postby EsperandoAGodot » 29 Nov 2008 17:53

Well here's a potentially controversial casting idea...

...we know Duncan's supposed to be handsome, with dark skin and tightly curled hair...

...how about Will Smith? Or Chiwetel Ejiofor?
DUNE - Chronicles of the Imperium

A free-form, forum based RPG

http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_war ... 346/p1/?11

Launched and ready to fire.

User avatar
Tleszer
Posts: 2161
Joined: 17 Feb 2008 18:02

Postby Tleszer » 29 Nov 2008 23:29

How about Samuel L. Jackson as Duncan.

These muthafuckn' Sardaukar better get outta my muthafuckn' way before I get Butlerian on their ass!

What do you call a spice beer on Arrakis? The Water of Life.


Um, I'm not really good with impressions...
DUNE, as interpreted by a blue man with a green tushie

User avatar
EsperandoAGodot
Posts: 186
Joined: 08 Nov 2008 21:03
Location: Brooklyn, NY and Lancaster, PA
Contact:

Postby EsperandoAGodot » 29 Nov 2008 23:51

Baraka Bryan wrote:
EsperandoAGodot wrote:Well here's a potentially controversial casting idea...

...we know Duncan's supposed to be handsome, with dark skin and tightly curled hair...

...how about Will Smith? Or Chiwetel Ejiofor?


:vomit:

Oh, poo. Box office draw + he's not a bad actor, really...

...but I much prefer the second choice, yeah. I kind of have a man-crush on him.
DUNE - Chronicles of the Imperium

A free-form, forum based RPG

http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_war ... 346/p1/?11

Launched and ready to fire.

User avatar
Rakis
Posts: 1583
Joined: 16 Feb 2008 00:00

Postby Rakis » 30 Nov 2008 00:30

Jackson wasn't too bad as a Jedi...he's just typecast in certain role...

I know he's been dead for a while, but i think Robert Shaw would have made a great Gurney... :)
Image

User avatar
GamePlayer
70mm God
Posts: 2993
Joined: 09 Feb 2008 11:26
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Postby GamePlayer » 30 Nov 2008 02:41

Cast Chiwetel Ejiofor as anything. The guy is actor gold.
"They can chew you up, but they gotta spit you out."

User avatar
Omphalos
Inglorious Bastard
Posts: 6677
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California
Contact:

Postby Omphalos » 30 Nov 2008 04:10

GamePlayer wrote:Cast Chiwetel Ejiofor as anything. The guy is actor gold.


Ditto.

User avatar
EsperandoAGodot
Posts: 186
Joined: 08 Nov 2008 21:03
Location: Brooklyn, NY and Lancaster, PA
Contact:

Postby EsperandoAGodot » 01 Dec 2008 12:35

And though Duncan doesn't play a massive role in the first novel, it's likely he would play a bigger role in the film because of the possibility of having a few sequels...

...thus we need a really quality actor.
DUNE - Chronicles of the Imperium

A free-form, forum based RPG

http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_war ... 346/p1/?11

Launched and ready to fire.