10 years before director David Lynch adapted Frank Herbert's sci-fi masterpiece Dune, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tried, in 1974, to mount an adaptation of this seminal sci-fi novel, although it never panned out. This utterly ambitious project is detailed in director Frank Pavich's documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, as you can see in the first trailer. Alejandro Jodorowsky himself outlines his plans for this massive undertaking, which had David Carradine, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dalí and Orson Welles attached to star. H.R. Giger was set to work on the designs of the film years before he became famous for Ridley Scott's Alien. Take a look at the first footage, along with the poster from this upcoming documentary, arriving in theaters March 21.
Shot in France, England, Switzerland and the United States, this documentary covers director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El topo, The Holy Mountain, Santa sangre) and his 1974 Quixotic attempt to adapt the seminal sci-fi novel Dune into a feature film. After spending 2 years and millions of dollars, the massive undertaking eventually fell apart, but the artists Jodorowsky assembled for the legendary project continued to work together. This group of artists, or his "warriors" as Jodorowsky named them, went on to define modern sci-fi cinema with such films as Alien, Blade Runner, Star Wars and Total Recall.