Kyle MacLachlan, the star of the original Dune movie adaptation, thinks that Dune would be better served as a TV show.
Denis Villeneuve, director of Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival, is the next man attempting to adapt Dune for the big screen and his film is highly anticipated.
Twin Peaks‘ Kyle MacLachlan, once starred in a version of the film directed by David Lynch, and he is of the mind that Dune needs to be long-form and more than just the two films that Villeneuve has planned.
Speaking to IndieWire, the actor said: “I would lobby for three or more films, because it has that kind of potential to really open up. In my imagination, I always thought it would be great to approach it like a Game of Thrones model, where you have seasons, or at least a 10-part series, or a 12-part series. You could really go from beginning to end.”
As it happens, WarnerMedia has already given the go-ahead to a spinoff series for HBO Max, with Villeneuve, Dune co-writer Jon Spaihts and Brian Herbert developing a show entitled Dune: The Sisterhood which will revolve around the Bene Gesserit.
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.
Dune is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) and sees Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) leading the cast alongside Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Dave Bautista (Avengers: Infinity War), Stellan Skarsgard (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), Charlotte Rampling (Red Sparrow), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Javier Bardem (Loving Pablo), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Josh Brolin (Avengers: Endgame), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Sex Education), and Chang Chen (The Assassin).