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I think Dune Messiah might have a shot, if all goes well, since it's a good follow-up on the first's themes and acts as a good capstone to Paul's story (plus it can surely be done in one film, so it would make for a nice neat trilogy). But I can't imagine Children happening, let alone God Emperor.I have a hard time imagining them going on to adapt the sequels
Nothing against the story itself, just that it's difficult to imagine the film series being so successful that the studio is willing to produce a fourth (or even fifth— Children is about as long and dense as the original) one.God Emperor is where things definitely start getting weird, but why not Children?
Would love this though...My friend just texted me that House Harknonnen should be in Mortal Kombat 12 and I have to find some kind of way that more people can read that
From what I remember from the books, Baron Vlad was written more as an incestuous pedophile than just a standard gay rapist, but I'm sure Herbert was just layering on the evil stereotypes at that point. The novels also have issues with portrayals of women, with the evil space witches and political marriages. No, it's not actually better to be a concubine than a wife! Just write up trade contracts if you want to increase your political power, you don't have to buy it with a young girl.Found Lynch's Dune very interesting and gorgeous but kind of nasty and depressing. Diseased gay rapist villain getting his ass kicked by a virtuous family of noble straight people? I did read one thinkpiece saying the novels were a little less triumphalist about the heroic dynasty's... triumph. I'm sure this'll be less homophobic one way or another.
And as I recall, the first book suggests that the natives of Arrakis would've been able to make an important, lasting change to the planet's climate if Destined Hero From Far Away hadn't showed up and lead them on a destructive space jihad.The short version of this is that the ostensible good guys go on to kill 60 billion people.
The water on arrakis project was within a few generationsAnd as I recall, the first book suggests that the natives of Arrakis would've been able to make an important, lasting change to the planet's climate if Destined Hero From Far Away hadn't showed up and lead them on a destructive space jihad.