The wonderful doc “Jodorowksy’s Dune” arrives in theaters March 21. Here’s a one-minute clip from the film to whet your appetite. Whether or not you’re familiar with the “Dune” mythology, its production history, or the hypnotically bad trainwreck of a film taken away from David Lynch by the studios, there’s plenty to enjoy in this tale of Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowksy’s labor of love that wasn’t to be. Watch below.
In the film, we come to understand that Jodorowsky’s version of “Dune” must have been the most intensely planned film never made. Not only does Jodorowsky have a tome of storyboards he created — as well as mountains of set and costume designs made by a legion of legends in the field — he also had his pre-adolescent son train for years to take the lead role (eventually played by Kyle MacLachlan), his producer Michel Seydoux (grandfather of Lea) concoct an ingenious plan to get Salvador Dali on board in a key part, and much more.
In the clip below, Jodorowsky says earnestly he wanted to make “a film to change the world.” We believe him.