Van het weekend de docu Jodorowsky’s Dune gekeken. Er zijn meerdere verfilmingen van de bekende boekenreeks van Frank Herbert gemaakt, de versie van Jodorowsky is waarschijnlijk de duurste niet gemaakte verfilming.

Dali was to play the role of the Emperor for a reported $100,000 an hour. He and Jodorowsky began quarreling over money and just as the storyboards, designs, and the script were finished, the financial backing dried up. Frank Herbert travelled to Europe in 1976 to find that two million dollars were already spent in pre-production and that the Jodorowsky’s script would result in a 14-hour movie (the pre-production book of storyboards and concept art “was the size of a phonebook,” Herbert recalled).

Den of Geek heeft A closer look at Jodorowsky’s Dune.