For me one of the most exciting pieces of news from the Cannes Film Festival, which came to a close yesterday, is the news that director Frank Pavich has set out to make the difinitive documentary on maverick Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unrealised adaptation of Dune.
Dune, based on the novel by Frank Herbert was intended to be Jodorowsky’s most epic vision. In the trailer for the documentary he states his intentions: “I want to create a prophet, to change the young mind of all the world”.
Now at the age of 82 Jodorowsky still speaks with passion of this project. See the trailer below:
JODOROWSKY’S DUNE: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935156/
On a related (and slightly shameless) note, I shot a short documentary in London, 2009/2010 exploring Jodorowsky’s work as presented in ‘A Season of Jodorowsky’, an event run but arts collective Guerrilla Zoo. I intend to have a trailer of the film online in the near future, but until then here is a still of Jodorowsky and his art work:
A SEASON OF JODOROWSKY: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1788982/