Yes yes, we know- another story about “Dune.” BUT, maybe this is something you didn’t know about David Lynch‘s classic [FIGHT. US.] 1984 version of Frank Herbert‘s seminal piece of science fiction. It originally had a very different ending than the one we got.
As detailed in Max Evry‘s “A Masterpiece in Disarray: David Lynch’s Dune – An Oral History” book (which releases Sept. 19th), the originally planned ending was more in line with the source text. As you probably know, the film was plagued with studio and producer interference, causing chaos with the final cut.
Evry goes into detail in his book, but, has also put together a storyboard video of what could have been. “Just looking at the boards, it’s very clear that this is a transcendental [revelation],” Evry said. “This is Paul [Kyle MacLachlan) transcending himself and all these disparate elements, like Jessica (Francesca Annis) and Alia (Alicia Witt), and the navigators, and all this stuff coming together to turn him into what he is at the end of the film.”