Indie Trailer Sunday: Very Early Promo Clip for 'Jodorowsky's Dune'

May 15, 2011
Source: Twitch

Jodorowsky's Dune Trailer

"For me [it] was not to make a picture, [but] something deeper, something sacred, something free, with new perspective." Okay, so this isn't necessarily a trailer, but it's essentially a trailer and is worth watching anyway. Following the news earlier in the week that a documentary called Jodorowsky's Dune, about the filmmaker's attempt to adapt the sci-fi novel, was officially in the works, Twitch has posted a promo clip featuring Alejandro Jodorowsky talking about it and it's pretty awesome to see. I just love the way this builds with him speaking and the way it ends. Now I'm even more excited to see the doc. Check it out below!

Watch the first early promo trailer for Jodorowsky's Dune:

Covers cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky and his 1974 attempt to create a big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal science fiction novel, Dune. While the ambitious production collapsed after two years, Jodorowsky's team of then relatively unknown concept artists continued exploring the themes and styles started on the project and ended up changing modern science fiction forever. Directing is Frank Pavich, of the 1999 music doc N.Y.H.C. Pavich has already completed interviews with Jodorowsky and the other members of the original team, filming in France, Switzerland and the UK, and is headed to the US next. Developed by Snowfort Pictures, France's Camera One, and Koch Media. Release is expected in 2012.

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Can't wait. I hope Jodorowsky will finally get a chance to make some big, crazy space opera like his Incal comics.

Michal Andrzejczak on May 15, 2011


 I watched this trailer and it made me wonder if Jodorowsky's piece would not be standing next to Kubrick's "2001" as a classic today, if it had been made as he envisioned it. It's like those splitting moments between two parallel universes, one got the movie (where saying “Jorodowsky’s Dune” comes out automatically), and one didn't, and our universe went in this unfortunate direction.I have no doubt that when the story of Dune is turned to film, which it will (it's a matter of time only) I'm 99.9% sure it will NOT be in this direction. And that will once again be our universe making the wrong turn. We don't seem to push the boundaries enough anymore, we don't have visionaries. I'm talking about people who could put Nolan and Cameron and Lucas and Jackson in the corner. With "Inception" we saw that people appreciate having their brains stimulated on an intellectual level. Suddenly, for many, the cinema is not just for thrills, but for thinking as well. Yes, the audience likes to be emotionally stimulated, but it's like the stories that are invented don't really push the audience's mind to really intellectually consider concepts and make them think while watching the film. I wish people, the audience, as the one that decides the success or failure of films in the market, would demand more of screenwriters and directors, so the industry wouldn't constantly churn out superficial stories. Not only are screenwriters not given enough importance in the film-making process, they themselves don’t see themselves as the ones who could push the boundaries of creativity and human thought in the first place.

Jpcaetano on May 15, 2011


 The movie industry is interested in making safe money. This early trailer reminds me of something that has been lost in film for a long time, ambition and intent for something more than entertainment! Even the idea of a thinking persons movie turns most people off! While I love Jodorowsky's movies, Im not 100% sure he would have accomplished this, but I love the fact that he had the audacity to try!!! I only wish more movie makers would have this attitude rather than a desire to sell toys and corporate sponsorships..IM really looking forward to seeing this doc, tree of life and cave of dreams.

Lando on May 15, 2011


I'm not sure if a Jodorowski Dune would ever have worked. The concept art was great. But David Lynch did do Dune a few years later. Perhaps if that project had fallen through, we would also be dreaming now of a Lynch Dune and assuming it would have worked too. Also, perhaps we're lucky Jodorowsky's Dune never happened. O'Bannon, Giger and others moved on to work on Alien. Perhaps that wouldn't have happened if this Dune had gone ahead, who knows. I'm just really grateful we did end up with Alien.

Anonymous on May 15, 2011


And I though MY english was bad...

Manuel on May 16, 2011


"Everytime I make a film, I want to reinvent film. When I make films I make sure that there exists this sense of reinvention and this is very difficult to do. I prefer walking like an elephant than making films like a hyena."  Djibril Diop Mambety (1945-1998) Jodorowsky's intent is Diop Mambety's meaning. 

Floyd Webb on May 23, 2011

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