Here’s an interesting tidbit: The New Dune Movie Is Being Written By the Man Who Wrote Forrest Gump
Eric Roth, who won an Oscar for his adapted screenplay for Forrest Gump, has been hired to adapt the Frank Herbert novel Dune for director Denis Villeneuve. Roth also wrote The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Insider, Munich, Ali, and many, many more. …The novel was released in 1965 and was famously adapted into a 1984 film by David Lynch. …
Oh, was that David Lynch?
IMO, the 1984 film was terrible. It could very reasonably have been titled “Great Moments from Dune,” because if you hadn’t read the book, I don’t see how you could have followed the story just from the movie. Comment if you remember the movie and agree or disagree.
The modern trend is to take any longish SF novel and turn it into a movie trilogy. That would be a great idea for Dune. I don’t see any other way to do the story justice; it’s just too big.
Here’s more about the new Dune movie if you’re interested.
Also, sentimental as it was, I liked “Forrest Gump.”