Dune News Archive

1 December 2004

Dune - Lynch's 1st Draft Script
The first draft of Dune, written by David Lynch, Christopher De Vore and Eric Bergren (the script writers for The Elephant Man) is available to buy through the eBay seller NICHE_KNACKS.

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11 October 2004

New Competition
Gremlynz has teamed up with Dune - Behind the Scenes, Dune Index and Collectors of Dune in a joint promotion to give away one of each of Gremlynz's fantastic Paul & Feyd resin models.

Enter the competition here.

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18 August 2004

Dune - Lynch's 2nd Draft Script Online
After many hours of work, I've completed converting a 20 year old photocopy of the script into digital format, and it is available to download exclusively from this site.

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14 July 2004

Another Dune (1984) prop up for auction
On 30 July 2004 Profiles In History are having an eBay Live Auction, selling many Hollywood props, including the Atreides pistol used by Gurney (Patrick Stewart) in Dune (1984).

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9 July 2004

New 'Unseen Dune' section online
I've added a new section to this site, dealing with the previous attempts to bring Frank Herbert's novel to the silver screen. Contains lots of text and images from Alejandro Jodorowsky, Chris Foss, HR Giger, Mœbius and Dan O'Bannon.

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2 July 2004

New Dune DVD from Universal?
'The Rumor Mill' at thedigitalbits.com reports that Universal may be working on a special edition of Dune, to be released later this year. This is the 20th Anniversary of David Lynch's Dune, so hopefully the rumour might be true.

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29 June 2004

"The Faces of a Martyr" available online
As they did in 2002 with the introductory short story 'Hunting Harkonnens', and in 2003 with the introductory short story 'The Whipping Mek', Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have written another original short story, 'The Faces of a Martyr', as a bridge spotlighting the events in between 'The Machine Crusade' and 'The Battle Of Corrin'.

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2 April 2004

Definitive Dune Special Edition Review
I've posted a review of the new UK Dune DVD here.

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17 April 2004

Win Definitive Dune Two-Disc DVD Special Edition
Dune - Behind the Scenes has teamed up with Sanctuary Visual Entertainment in a joint promotion to offer UK visitors the chance to win one of 3 copies of the new Dune Special Edition DVDs.

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27 February 2004

RoboDan Dune Miniseries Trailer
Dan 'RoboDan' Choina has made a fan-made trailer for the 2000 miniseries version of Dune. A quicktime download is available here, and a sneak peak sample is available here

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21 February 2004

Children of Dune nominated for SATELLITE™.
The Children Of Dune miniseries was nominated for Best Miniseries of 2003 in 8th Annual International Press Academy SATELLITE™ Awards, but lost to "Angels in America".

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12 February 2004

New Exclusive Behind The Scenes Pictures
Charles L. Finance, the visual effects coordinator on Dune (1984), has kindly provided me with new images and information about the making of Dune. You can find out more in the Sandworms, Harvesters & Ornithopters, Filming of Dune and Lynch & Herbert sections.

2 February 2004

More Dune tracks at frankklepacki.com
Frank Klepacki has added the Atreides tracks from "Emperor: Battle for Dune" to his Flash Jukebox.

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23 January 2004

Details on UK Dune DVD announced!
On 5 April 2004 Sanctuary Visual Entertainment are releasing what looks like the best Dune (1984) DVD to date. Not only has it got 2.35:1 anamorphic Widescreen picture and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, but also some fantastic extras. It is also Multi-Region (PAL format). Check out the Press Release here.

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1 January 2004

Dune 2000 tracks at frankklepacki.com
Frank Klepacki, the composer of the music in the Dune 2000 game, has added the 14 tracks on his website Jukebox. That's over 1 hour and 4 minutes of Dune music!

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25 November 2003

More Dune (1984) props up for auction
On 12 December 2003 Profiles In History are having an eBay Live Auction, selling a various movie weapons and art work in separate auctions. The starting bids ranges from $200 to $1,800

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4 October 2003

Prototype Dune Game for the Atari 2600 Discovered
AtariProtos.com has details of a previously forgotten Dune game, based on the 1984 movie, designed for the Atari 2600. Although unfinished, some functionality was built, and screenshoots of the game are available at AtariProtos.com

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15 September 2003

Children of Dune wins an Emmy
Night 1 of Children of Dune won the Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special.

The awards take place on the 21 September 2003.

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10 September 2003

Authentic Guild Navigator Suit up for auction
Business Liquidators are auctioning an authentic Guild Navigator costume from the 1984 David Lynch movie Dune with Certificate of Authenticity. Bidding starts at $1,500

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4 September 2003

UK Dune Special Edition Details
Later this year Sanctuary Visual Entertainment are releasing a special edition of Dune containing:
New, digitally restored transfer of the original Theatric Release - full 2.35:1 anamorphic image, with enhanced stereo and new 5.1 surround sound mix. Exclusive documentary featuring 2003 interviews with: Dino & Raffaella De Laurentiis, Kyle MacLachlan, Frederick Elmes (DP on second unit), Tony Gibbs (editor), David Ansen (film critic for Newsweek), Harlan Ellison (friend of Frank Herbert and fan of Lynch film who was asked by Ridley Scott to do the screenplay for Dune.), Golda Oppenheim (Production Supervisor) and Freddie Francis (Cinematographer) & Gordon Hayman (FF's Camera Op). Original Theatric Movie Trailer.

20 August 2003

Whipping Mek available to download
As they did last year, with the introductory short story 'Hunting Harkonnens', Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have written another original story, 'Whipping Mek', as a bridge spotlighting events in between 'The Butlerian Jihad' and 'The Machine Crusade'.

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28 July 2003

UK Children of Dune DVD Release Date
Warner Vision have announced the DVD release of Children of Dune for 22 September 2003. Anamorphic Widescreen with a 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack, Special Effects featurette and storyboard comparisons. Recommended price will be £39.99.

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17 July 2003

4 Emmy Nominations for Children of Dune
The Children of Dune miniseries recieved Emmy nominations in the following categories:

  • Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
  • Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Non-Prosthetic)
  • Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
  • Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

The awards take place on the 21 September 2003.

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9 July 2003

More Dune (1984) props up for auction
On 31 July 2003 an eBay Live Auction is selling a Stillsuit and a Spice Harvester miniature in separate auctions. Bidding starts at $1,500

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2 July 2003

Dreamer of Dune E-Signing
Brian Herbert is signing and/or personalizing copies of The Dreamer of Dune on 26 July 2003 for those fans he couldn't see on his last tour. The last day to place an order is Saturday, 19 July 2003.

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27 May 2003

Previously unheard Dune 2 track
Composer Frank Klepacki has a new website, and it includes a track from the un-released Dune 2 soundtrack.

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21 April 2003

Hallmark UK to show Children of Dune on June 7, 14 and 21
Children of Dune finally comes to the UK, the European Premiere airs on the Hallmark Channel. Starting at 9pm on Saturday 7th June continuing Saturday 14th and concluding Saturday 21st June.

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14 May 2003

Win Children of Dune DVDs at SciFi.com
SciFi.com have 25 copies of "Frank Herbert's Children of Dune" DVD set to be won.

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15 April 2003

Original Dune (1984) props up for auction
The Ultimate Sci-Fi Auction is taking place on eBay Live Auctions this month, and includes 6 items from Dune (1984): SFX Sandworm head, Sardukar's gun, Leto's jumpsuit, Sandworm hook and rope, Emperor's flagship miniature and Harkonnen flagship miniature.

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7 April 2003

Dr. Willis E. McNelly passes away
The author of the Dune Encyclopedia, and close friend to Frank Herbert, passed away in his sleep at 12:45 am on April 7, 2003 after a courageous battle with Mesothelomia at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton, California.

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18 March 2003

Night 3 Teaser and Recaps on SciFi.com
A teaser for the third night of Children of Dune, along with recaps for night 1 and 2 are available on SciFi.

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17 March 2003

Night Two Teaser on SciFi.com
A teaser for the second night of Children of Dune is available on SciFi.

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14 March 2003

Video Interview: John Harrison on SciFi.com
John Harrison (screenwriter and co-producer) explains the choices made in the adaptation of the narrative and themes of Frank Herbert's novels.

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11 March 2003

Video Interview: Susan Sarandon on SciFi.com
Susan Sarandon (Princess Wensicia) talks about the "high tragedy" and "Shakespearean" scale of the miniseries.

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7 March 2003

Eighth Children of Dune Teaser Trailer "Inheritance"
SciFi.com has an amazing eighth preview of the Children of Dune miniseries online.

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6 March 2003

4 Disc Dune Special Edition announced
In July 2003 'Marketing Films' are releasing a Limited Dune - Der W├╝stenplanet Special Edition 4 DVD box set

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4 March 2003

Children of Dune Trailer "Sins of the Mother"
SciFi.com has the seventh preview of the Children of Dune miniseries online.

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28 February 2003

Children of Dune CD Track Listing
I've added the complete track listing for the new Children of Dune Original Television Soundtrack to the CD section.

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28 February 2003

Video Interview: Julie Cox on SciFi.com
Julie Cox (Princess Irulan) talks about playing the noble and tragic concubine.

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25 February 2003

Video Interview: Richard Rubinstein on SciFi.com
The executive producer of Children of Dune gives an interview on SciFi.com

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22 February 2003

Children of Dune Screensaver
A great Children of Dune screensaver is available from SciFi.com

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19 February 2003

Sixth Children of Dune Teaser Trailer "Eternity"
SciFi.com has a sixth preview of the Children of Dune miniseries online.

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18 February 2003

Video Interview: James McAvoy on SciFi.com
James McAvoy (Leto Atreides II) talks about playing the son of Muad'Dib and heir to the galactic empire.

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14 February 2003

New Children of Dune pictures
I have added new section containing Children of Dune - Behind The Scenes pictures.

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9 February 2003

Video Interview: Daniela Amavia on SciFi.com
Daniela Amavia (Alia Atreides) talks about playing the powerful and dangerous imperial regent.

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2 February 2003

Children of Dune Soundtrack release date
The soundtrack for the Children of Dune miniseries, composed by Brian Tyler will be released on 18 March 2003 by Varese-sarabande.
 

1 February 2003

Children of Dune TV Schedule
The dates and times for the Children of Dune miniseries are now online at SciFi.com

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29 January 2003

Video Interview: Alec Newman on SciFi.com
Alec Newman (Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides) talks about his role in Children of Dune, and how he approached Paul's complex, changing personality.

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29 January 2003

Frank Herbert's Dune: The Mini-Series Commemorative Set
Due for release 19 March 2003, Rittenhouse Archives has created a 54 card set.

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16 January 2003

Two new Children of Dune Teaser Trailers "Whirlwind" & "TCA"
SciFi.com has two new previews of the Children of Dune miniseries online.

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9 January 2003

Third Children of Dune Teaser Trailer "Boy to Man"
SciFi.com has a third preview of the Children of Dune miniseries online.

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8 January 2003

Children of Dune to air 16 March 2003
The date for the new Children of Dune miniseries is 9 pm ET/PT 16 March 2003 - set your VCRs!

12 December 2002

Second Children of Dune Teaser Trailer "Alia"
SciFi.com has a second preview of the Children of Dune miniseries online.

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3 December 2002

Children of Dune Teaser Trailer
SciFi.com has a sneak peek of the new miniseries online.

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28 November 2002

Official Children of Dune site live
SciFi.com have finally launched the site for the 'Children of Dune' mini-series, which will air in March 2003.

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3 November 2002

DUNE '7' Announced
Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson have decided that the next major project they will undertake is "DUNE 7," based on a detailed outline Frank Herbert left in a safety deposit box before his death

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9 September 2002

Laser Paradise launch new sites
Laser Paradise have officially launched two Dune websites (one Flash, one HTML) to coincide with the launch of their 3 DVD Special edition of Dune.

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3 September 2002

New Stillsuits pictures
I have added a new section in the Making of Dune section all about the stillsuits, with some great behind the scenes pictures.

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2 September 2002

New Dune 3 DVD box set available
The Laser Paradise 3 DVD (Region 2) Special edition of Dune. Is now available at Amazon.de
This edition apparently contains both the normal and the 3 hour version of Dune, as a well as a number of extras.

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6 August 2002

Paul of Dune
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have announced a new Dune book, that will take place after the "Prelude to Dune" novels. It will cover the early year of Paul Atreides, and its tentative title is "Paul of Dune"

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15 July 2002

German Dune Special Edition DVD
Laser Paradise is releasing a 3 DVD (Region 2) Special edition of Dune. Due out in September 2002 this edition apparently contain both the normal and the 3 hour version of Dune, as a well as a number of extras.

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10 July 2002

Dune: The Butlerian Jihad
The new Dune book by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson is due out on the 17 September 2002.

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20 June 2002

Children of Dune - Sneak Peak
I have added costume designs and art work from the new "Children of Dune" TV Mini-Series to the site.

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23 April 2002

Dune: Special Edition DVD
3-DVD set; Director's Cut features over 30 minutes of new footage; Audio commentaries by Frank Herbert (???), John Harrison and William Hurt; Science Fiction Round Table Discussion documentary with prominent writers, directors and scientists including John Harrison, Richard Dreyfuss, Salman Rushdie, George Lucas, Alexa Poryas, Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Crichton, Charles Elachi, William Gibson and Arthur C. Clarke; "Defining Messiah" documentary with religious scholars of all faiths

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15 Feb 2002

Dune comic strip at UserFriendly.org
The comic strip at UserFriendly.org has begun a storyline involving Dune. It is very funny, check it out.

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December 2002

"Children of Dune" Miniseries to air.
Sci Fi Channel has ordered a 6 hour script from New Amsterdam Entertainment and its corporate partner Victor Television (ABC Network Subsidiary) for a "Dune" sequel miniseries to be based on Dune Messiah and Children of Dune, the next two books in Frank Herbert's "Dune" chronicles. The script will be written by John Harrison for a projected December 2002 airdate.

Update: SciFi.Com have some info at http://www.scifi.com/secret, thank to Zaid Alawi for the tip.

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12-14 June 2001

Frank Herbert's Dune will be rebroadcast June 12 through June 14, at 8PM and 11PM ET/PT, only on SCI FI!

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13 June 2001

'Emperor: Battle for Dune' released

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17 April 2001

Mini-Series Soundtrack released

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March 2001

Mini-Series released on DVD (Region 1)

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January 2001

Mini-Series released on VHS

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January 2001

Wizard cancels 'Dune Roleplaying Game' and 'Voice from the Outer World'

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5 January 2001

Dreamcatcher Interactive announces the September 2001 release of an Action and Adventure Game in Frank Herbert's cult world

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December 2000

Mini-Series airs on the Sci-Fi channel

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18 September 2000

Castle Home Video released the 3 hour cut of Dune, it features a mono soundtrack, theatrical trailer and a poster booklet with revised notes.

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