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Kyle MacLachlan Thinks 'Dune' Should Have Been Remade as a TV Series, Not a Movie

Kyle MacLachlan Thinks 'Dune' Should Have Been Remade as a TV Series, Not a Movie

Kyle MacLachlan starred in the original Dune movie and he doesn’t seem to agree with the idea to remake the film.

The 61-year-old actor played Paul Atreides in the 1984 film, which was written and directed by David Lynch.

Timothee Chalamet will be playing the role in the upcoming remake, directed by Denis Villeneuve. Two movies have already been shot, with the first coming out in December.

“My feelings about it evolve over time. I look at it as a flawed gem,” Kyle told IndieWire about his thoughts on the original film. “It’s stunning in so many ways. As a story, and trying to recreate that story, it’s almost impossible. It’s incredibly dense, and a little bit like a house of cards. If you leave out one element of the story or another, the structure tends to wobble, and you don’t get the full effect.”

Kyle is “curious” to see what Villeneuve has done with the material.

“I would lobby for three or more films, because it has that kind of potential to really open up. In my imagination, I always thought it would be great to approach it like a Game of Thrones model, where you have seasons, or at least a 10-part series, or a 12-part series. You could really go from beginning to end,” he said.

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