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Art of the strange and grotesque was his forte.
Alien would not be what it is today without the art from H.R. Giger. Just take a cursory image search on Google for ‘Alien’ and the first thing that will come up is the design for the terrifying creatures from Giger’s pages. The aliens of H.R. Giger have tied everything together throughout the Alien series, even as the actors and actresses portraying the prey frequently change. While those designs might be his most memorable achievement, Giger created countless art pieces conjuring up nightmare fuel.
By 1967, at the age of 27, Giger was fully immersed in his art. Even though he had a 9-to-5 job, he would spend his evenings creating larger ink drawings. According to the Hr Giger Museum, he created some of his early celebrated pieces during that time such as The Astro-Eunuchs seen below.
Astro-Eunuchs, H.R. Giger, 1967
You can see where many of his future concepts »
- Max Covill
Between Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek and James Cameron’s long-brewing Avatar universe, Zoe Saldana’s slate is currently packed to the rafters. Since her back-to-back appearances in J.J. Abrams’ franchise reboot and the first Avatar movie in 2009, the actress has also become one of Hollywood’s bankable stars in the realm of science fiction, and Saldana currently has one eye trained on another genre pic incubating in development: Dune.
Of course, Frank Herbert’s seminal novel saga has been adapted before; David Lynch famously molded an imperfect space opera in 1984, before a three-part miniseries bowed via Syfy almost two decades later. But soon after Legendary struck a deal to land the IP’s film and TV rights in 2016, a Dune reboot suddenly became a very real, and very exciting prospect. Fast forward to now and with Arrival and Blade Runner 2049‘s Denis Villeneuve at the helm, there »
- Michael Briers
The Dune reboot is well on its way! Legendary Pictures nabbed Denis Villenueve earlier to be the director, and now they know who is writing it! Find out more about the legendary writer below!
Although, every good director needs an even better writer. Fortunately an exclusive report from Variety explains that Legendary Pictures has hired the services of reknowned movie writer Eric Roth to write Dune. Roth is mostly known for penning Munich, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the Tom Hanks classic Forrest Gump.
Villenueve and Roth will take on the lofty task of creating a successful adaptation of Frank Herbert's best-selling sci-fi novel. Something that David Lynch couldn't even achieve in his 1984 adaptation. On the bright side, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
An exclusive report from Variety, has confirmed that Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 Director Denis Villenueve will indeed be sitting in the director's chair when the cameras begin rolling for the Dune reboot. Last December, rumors began swirling about Legendary Pictures eyeing Villenueve for the job. It's amazing news to learn that he's actually signed on.
Although, every good director needs an even better writer. Fortunately, Legendary Pictures has purchased the services of reknowned movie writer Eric Roth to write Dune. Roth is mostly known for penning Munich, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the Tom Hanks classic Forrest Gump.
Villenueve and Roth will take on the lofty task of creating a successful adaptation of Frank Herbert's best-selling sci-fi novel. Something that David Lynch couldn't even achieve in his 1984 adaptation. »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
Fans of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” novels have been waiting for a faithful adaptation of the famous sci-fi epic for decades. While David Lynch’s 1984 “Dune” has its fair share of fun moments, the film is far from a true adaptation. With “Arrival” director Denis Villeneuve attached to direct a new version of the film, “Dune” fans are expecting big things. Now, Variety is reporting that Legendary has hired veteran writer Eric Roth to pen the script, and it’s clear that the studio wants talented creators on the property.
- Charles Dean
While some film lovers may lament the fact that we live in an age where existing properties reign supreme at the box office, it can’t be overlooked that, now more than ever, we’re seeing ridiculously faithful and high quality adaptations of beloved books. In addition to seeing longer being adapted into film franchises, we’re also seeing a shift towards television, allowing audiences to spend a similar amount of time with the characters as they would in a book. In short, we live in an era of high quality adaptations across the board, and given the technology now at our fingertips, now is as good a time as any to see a remake of the sci-fi classic Dune.
For some time, Sicario, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve had expressed his interest in tackling the dense world of Dune. It had been a “longstanding dream” of his to adapt the story, »
- Joseph Medina
Author: Zehra Phelan
So we have Arrival’s captain Denis Villeneuve at the helm of the all-new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, what Legendary Pictures needed next was a grade A screenwriter to join the ranks and that is where Forrest Gump writer, Eric Roth, comes into the fold to pen the new version.
This isn’t the first time Frank Herbert’s Dune has been attempted on the big screen; in fact, there have been many attempts and failures to get them off the ground. As far back as in 1971 Ridley Scott attempted and failed to bring the story to life, it wasn’t until 1984 when Mulholland Drive Director, David Lynch attached himself to the film it finally got off the ground with the likes of Kyle MacLachlan, who Lynch later went on to work with on Twin Peaks, and Patrick Stewart taking on roles. Jodorowsky’s Dune »
- Zehra Phelan
The Dune reboot has found a writer, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Denis Villeneuve and Legendary have hired screenwriter Eric Roth to pen the screenplay. Roth wrote the screenplay for Forrest Gump, for which he won received an Academy Award.
Dune was written in 1965 by Frank Herbert and has remained popular ever since with a series of sequels, prequels and spin-offs. The original book follows Paul Atreides, whose family controls Arrakis, a desert planet that is the only producer of spice melange, a highly valuable resource in the galaxy. After his family is betrayed, Paul leads a rebellion to regain control Arrakis.
Dune has been a dream project for Villeneuve for several years. He previously said: “Since I was 12 years old there was a book I read, which is Dune, which is my favorite book, with 1984. After Prisoners, the producer of Alcon asked me what I would like to do next. »
- Ricky Church
Forrest Gump writer Eric Roth will write the screenplay for Denis Villeneuve’s planned redo of Frank Herbert‘s book Dune. The news of the Dune movie writer was announced by trade bible Variety. The film has been in active development over at Legendary, which has rights for film and television.
If you’re unfamiliar with the source material, here’s a recap from the original source.
Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides (the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and heir of House Atreides) as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis, the »
- Paul Heath
Last November, Legendary Entertainment acquired movie and TV rights to Frank Herbert's Dune. Then, in December, it was revealed that Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve was being eyed to helm a new Dune movie, and now the screenwriter for the project has been revealed.
Variety reports that Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Postman, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) is set to pen the adaptation of the seminal 1965 sci-fi novel, which was the first in a series of books. Although Villeneuve was previously "in talks" to helm the Dune movie, Variety and THR mention that Villeneuve is taking on the new take on Herbert's ambitious story.
Villeneuve is also set to produce the new Dune movie with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter. Executive producers will include Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert, with sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson on board as a creative consultant. »
- Derek Anderson
The upcoming Dune reboot is now one step closer to becoming a reality. Legendary Pictures has already hired Arrival director Denis Villeneuve to helm the project, but now the movie has a writer as well. The studio has reportedly hired veteran screenwriter Eric Roth to pen the screenplay for this new version of Dune, which looks to be a major priority for Legendary Pictures moving forward.
Variety is reporting that the Forrest Gump writer has officially been brought on board to write the new Dune movie, which Legendary Pictures secured the rights to make last November. The studio closed a deal with author Frank Herbert's estate, not only for this new rebooted movie, but for TV projects related to Dune as well. But it will be Eric Roth who sets the tone for this new take on Dune. No pressure.
The good news for those hoping this new Dune »
According to Variety, Forrest Gump writer Eric Roth has signed on to Denis Villeneuve’s Dune remake, lending the project the distinct air of Oscar prestige. Roth is also the writer behind The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Munich, and this Dune adaptation will be his first sci-fi project since The Postman in 1997 (if that even counts). Basically, Roth signing on to Dune is like jumping right into hard mode on a brand new video game. He might do just fine, but there’s very little indication that he even knows how to play.
This Dune movie will naturally be based on Frank Herbert’s original novel, which is one of the most famously dense and complex sci-fi sagas ever. There have been multiple attempts to adapt it in the past, including Syfy’s TV miniseries in 2000 and David Lynch’s film in 1984.
- Sam Barsanti
Industry veteran Eric Roth, the scribe best known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button along with his Oscar-winning work on Forrest Gump, has signed on to pen the script for Denis Villeneuve’s long-anticipated Dune reboot.
Variety has the scoop, confirming that Eric Roth will be tasked with giving Arrakis a new lick of paint. Frank Herbert’s sci-fi tome is naturally the jumping-off point, creatively speaking, after it was first adapted for the big screen by David Lynch in ’84. Widely considered to be a box office flop at the time, the overly ambitious feature film has amassed something of a cult following over the years, so it’s small wonder why news that Legendary had reached a deal with the Frank Herbert estate back in November garnered some much buzz. Those rights apply to both film and TV projects, but after appointing Arrival director Denis Villeneuve at the helm, »
- Michael Briers
5 April 2017 11:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Eric Roth, who won the Oscar for his screenplay for Forrest Gump, will adapt Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel that follows Paul Atreides, whose family controls the desert planet Arrakis, the only producer of a highly valuable resource, spice melange. When Paul and his family are betrayed, he leads a rebellion to regain control of his home world.
Legendary picked up the film and television rights to Herbert's classic in late 2016.
David Lynch directed the 1984 adaptation of the 1965 novel. The $40 million film, »
- Mia Galuppo
Legendary Entertainment has closed a deal for Oscar winning writer Eric Roth to pen the script for the upcoming film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune,” one of the bestselling novels of all time, TheWrap has learned. The film will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, who most recently directed “Arrival,” which was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Director. Set in the distant future, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, control of Arrakis is highly contested among the noble families. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Legendary closed a deal with the Frank Herbert estate last Thanksgiving for his iconic novel, granting the studio rights to not only films, but also TV projects on the sci-fi property.
Set in the distant future, “Dune” follows Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over Arrakis is contested among competing noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship to nature, as »
- Justin Kroll
Entertainment Weekly recently made its (multiple) cover story the return of the TV show Twin Peaks. I don’t know if that’s a good thing, or even if I want to watch it. This is surprising to me since I was a big fan for most of the show’s run.
The show was set in the Pacific Northwest in a small town and was created by David Lynch (writer and director of the movie Blue Velvet) and Mark Frost (one of the main writers of the TV series Hill Street Blues). The show took place in the mythical small town of Twin Peaks, nestled in lumber country, and deals with the townsfolk, many of whom are, well, odd. The show starts with the discovery of high school homecoming queen Laura Palmer who has been murdered. Circumstances draw in the FBI in the person of Special Agent Dale Cooper, »
- John Ostrander
Don’t think one of the scariest movies ever can get any scarier? You’re wrong.
Question: what’s scarier than riding your big wheel through an empty hotel, turning the corner, and finding yourself face to face with twin little girls dressed in matching baby-blue dresses, and oh yeah, they’re dead?
Answer: riding your big wheel through an empty hotel, turning the corner, and finding yourself face to face with a full-grown, malformed-cheeked woman who looks way to happy to see you and can’t stop singing, “In Heaven, everything is fine.”
This hypothetical scenario comes from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, of course, and in the question portion, I’m sticking with the original, little Danny Torrance bumping into the Grady Twins. In the second, however, you might have picked up that the figure described is the infamous Lady in the Radiator from David Lynch’s Eraserhead. Now »
- H. Perry Horton
Simon Brew Mar 8, 2017
Director Denis Villeneuve went straight from making Sicario, moved onto Arrival, and then onto Blade Runner 2049, that itself arrives at the end of the year. He’s deep in post-production on the movie, and we already know what his next project is going to be.
He’s signed up for the new movie take on Dune, but also, he’s wary of rushing straight into it. In a new interview with Cinema Blend, he’s admitted that the rate of his output has taken its toll on him.
“I did Prisoners, and then after that, in the past six years I have done five movies - which is not a good idea! It’s too fast. And I learned a lot, I learned so much, for the »
James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, and Christopher Nolan are names that come to mind when you think of great Sci-fi film directors. Well after 2017, Denis Villeneuve could be joining that list. Known for his earlier work with Sicario, Prisoners, and Enemy, Villeneuve climbed up the ladder of great director with his massive hit last year Arrival. Up for multiple awards including 8 Oscar nominations including Best Director, Arrival was one of the most talked about movies in 2016. After having success with dramas like Sicario and Prisoners, it might be odd to see him jump into three straight Sci-fi films. The director enjoys Sci-fi though, he feels that he can tell stories that he couldn't do with dramas.
"Sci-fi has a way to approach very difficult or apprehensive or more obscure subjects in a very dynamic way. You can approach things with Sci-fi that in Drama would be unbearable. »
- Michael Connally
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