David Lynch says he has “zero interest” in ‘Dune’ remake

"It was a heartache for me"

David Lynch has weighed-in on the upcoming Dune remake, revealing he has “no interest” in the movie.

The director infamously adapted the Frank Herbert novel into a 1984 movie, which became a critical and box office failure.

However, when asked about Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming version starring Timothée Chalamet and Oscar Isaac, Lynch admitted it brought back the “heartache” of making his version.

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“I have zero interest in Dune,” he told The Hollywood Reporter, elaborating: “Because it was a heartache for me. It was a failure and I didn’t have final cut. I’ve told this story a billion times. It’s not the film I wanted to make. I like certain parts of it very much — but it was a total failure for me.”

Asked if he would ever watch someone else’s adaptation, Lynch reiterated: “I said I’ve got zero interest.”

David Lynch's Dune
Sting as Feyd-Rautha in ‘Dune’. Credit: Alamy

It comes after pictures from the new adaptation was released last week, giving fans a first look at the likes of Chalamet, Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

Villeneuve is set to adapt the novel into two movies, explaining to Vanity Fair: “I would not agree to make this adaptation of the book with one single movie. The world is too complex. It’s a world that takes its power in details.”

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The story takes place in a distant future as Duke Leto Atreides (Isaac) takes stewardship over a distant planet that contains a resource known as “the spice”.

Dune, which is also set to star Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista and Charlotte Rampling, is set for release on December 18.

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