Jodorowsky’s Dune

Jodorowsky’s Dune

Exploring one of the greatest science-fiction movies never to be made, director Frank Pavich tackles the fascinating story of cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's doomed adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel Dune. Following Jodorowsky’s highly successful art-house freak-out films, El Topo and Holy Mountain, he secured the rights to Dune - and began work on what was gearing up to be a cinematic game-changer, a sci-fi epic unlike anything the world had ever seen – the proposed cast alone was mind-blowing: Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger. Even though the project exists only in the imaginations of its creators, and as the hundreds of illustrations they left behind, Pavich's documentary chooses not to dwell on failure, but rather celebrates the ways in which the creative dreams of Dune planted seeds for many other iconic films that came after it, from Star Wars to Alien to countless more.

Jodorowsky’s Dune

  • Director: Frank Pavich
  • Year: 2013
  • Run Time: 88 mins
  • Country: US / France
  • Rating: M