Sony Classics Takes ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ for North America

Cannes Film Review: 'Jodorowsky’s 'Dune''

Documentary debuted at Cannes

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to Frank Pavich’s documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” two months after the film played at the Directors Fortnight section at Cannes.

Producers are Pavich, Stephen Scarlata and Travis Stevens.

The documentary explores Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ambitious but doomed attempt to adapt Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel “Dune” in the mid 1970s.

Jodorowsky, who had directed “El Topo” and “The Holy Mountain,” was in pre-production for over two years on “Dune.” The film was to star Jodorowsky’s 12-year-old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali with a musical score by Pink Floyd and art design by H.R. Giger and Jean “Moebius” Giraud.

SEE ALSO: Peter Debruge’s Cannes review of  “Jodorowsky’s Dune”

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  1. orgo says:

    Maddog should go make his own film. Jodorowsky rules, and anyone with a brain who looks at the creative team he assembled for the production and the designs that came out of it (the ‘Alien’ alien, sets that eventually became the Death Star, etc.) would know this film would’ve been nothing short of an astounding triumph, especially compared the version we eventually got.

  2. Maddog says:

    Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of the worst directors in History. He certainly has some artistic value and a crazed but fanatic vision. But this guy was like a 16 year old art student rich kid on LSD.

    The people who think this would have been anything but the biggest mess in the history of cinema has absolutely no clue and think that pissing on canvases are works of art!

  3. lydelle says:

    I absolutely adore Alejandro Jodorowsky’s work. His version of Dune would’ve been AMAZING. I didn’t realize that he had that line up of talent behind it….Woooooooow!

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