Director Releases Quarantine Video
Director David Lynch answered fan questions on his new YouTube channel on Saturday in a video titled, Do You Have A Question For David? Part 1.
When asked what film he was most proud of, he took the opportunity to briefly jab at the project he’s really not that proud of. The Mulholland Drive filmmaker said –
“Well, I’m sort of proud of everything except Dune.”
“I’ve liked so much working in different mediums. It’s not a thing about pride, it’s more like the enjoyment of the doing, enjoyment of the work.”
“I’ve just enjoyed working in all these different mediums and I feel, again, really lucky to have been able to enjoy those things and be able to live.”
Lynch directed the 1984 adaptation of Dune, based on the 1965 sci-fi Frank Herbert novel of the same name which starred Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Stewart, Linda Hunt and José Ferrer.
In July 2019, Lynch told a crowd through a virtual Q&A that Dune was the –
“huge, gigantic sadness in my life.”
“I did not have final cut on that film. Total creative control, I didn’t have it. The film is not the film I would’ve made had I had that final control. It’s a bit of a sadness.”
In April, Lynch told The Hollywood Reporter he had “zero interest” in seeing the new film.
When asked why he felt so strongly, Lynch replied –
“Because 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.”
Denis Villeneuve is working on a new adaptation of the film starring Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin and Zendaya.
Warner Bros. describes Dune as –
“a mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.”
Villeneuve’s take on the project is set to open on December 18th, 2020.