So would I — but, alas, we never will. In the mid-’70s, Hollywood studios declined to finance just such a project after Jodorowsky spent a couple of years prepping the movie with a band of hugely gifted artists including future Alien creators H.R. Giger and Dan O’Bannon. (In fairness to the studio execs, they may have been justifiably reluctant to invest in a project which Jodorowsky himself believed might be as many as 20 hours long).
The good news is that the whole wonderful, sorry tale is detailed in director Frank Pavich’s new documentary, Jodorowsky’s Dune. The movie is released March 21 and you can check out the film’s trailer below. We strongly suggest you do.