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January 18, 2010


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Much of Jodorowsky's Dune concept material ended up in his Metabarons comics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabarons

Also, the film Alien came about as a direct result of the aborted Dune project. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_%28film%29#Origins

So there exist some artifacts of this doomed collaboration.

Also crazy: Had Jodorowsky directed Dune, Lynch may have ended up directing Revenge of the Jedi instead: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revenge_of_the_jedi#Development

David Cronenberg was also offered the Jedi directing gig.

David Forbes

Hmm, I did not know that. Thanks for the information. I really need to read Metabarons soon.


I remember being terribly disappointed by the Dune movie that did make it to the screen. I can understand that it would take a ten hour vision with an extraordinary cast to make Dune come to life, and even then it might fail. In the vein of Dune, however, I just read a new novel called Radioduranz, very cool and very much inspired by Dune.


If interested, here's a link to Radioduranz



Mindblowing, thanks for this. I too instantly went searching for Metabarsons, it's stake probably just went up %1000 with Dune fans.

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