Jodorowsky's Dune Gets a Release Date From Sony

News Mike Cecchini 8/25/2013 at 5:11PM

The documentary about the Dune film that never was will be distributed in North America by Sony. It can't get here soon enough!

Long before David Lynch brought Frank Herbert's epic novel, Dune, to the cinema, Alejandro Jodorowsky nearly did. The film made it into pre-production, may have featured a prog-rock soundtrack by artists like Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel, and would have starred Salvador Dali and Orson Welles. Sound crazy? That's only the beginning! Imagine set designs by H.R. Giger and Jean "Moebius" Giraud to add to the overall insanity. Now, a documentary based on this aborted attempt to film one of sci-fi's most famous novels is coming to North America, thanks to Sony Pictures.

Sony Pictures Classics has announced that they will distribute Jodorowsky's Dune (which premiered at Cannes on May 18th) in North America on March 7th, 2014. The documentary, directed by Frank Pavich and produced by Pavich, Donald Rosenfeld, Stephen Scarlata, Michel Seydoux, and Travis Stevens is an in-depth look at the doomed production and features a number of never-before-seen images and interviews. You can watch the trailer for the film below, and you can learn more at their Facebook page
Source: Deadline

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