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‘Dune: The Sisterhood’ Series Ordered By WarnerMedia Streaming Service With Denis Villeneuve Directing

Frank Herbert’s Dune portrays a future in which humanity has spread across the galaxy to thousands of worlds, all ruled by the Padishah Emperor, The Imperium. Dune: The Sisterhood explores this universe through the eyes of a mysterious order of women: the Bene Gesserit. Given extraordinary abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis — known to its inhabitants as Dune. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/31rNPRJ

3-hour cut of Dune

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Contrary to legend, it’s apparently not the case that a legendary 4 hour “working” cut of David Lynch‘s original is out there waiting to be found. So this—which includes the expository picturebook used to help TV viewers figure out what the hell is going on—is likely the longest we’ll ever see. – Rob Beschizza, Boing Boing
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10 Movies Disowned By Their Own Directors

Dune was a notorious bomb, possibly because it was nearly impossible to bring a faithful adaptation of Frank Herbert’s expansive science fiction classic to the big screen. Hired off of the strength of The Elephant Man and Eraserhead, Dune still remains David Lynch‘s sole big-budget studio release. After he was denied control over the final cut, Lynch vocally disassociated himself from the film. Some cuts (there are many) even replaced his name with the pseudonymous Alan Smithee instead. – Tyler Coates, Decider
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