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Ridley Scott Backed Out Of Directing ‘Dune’ In The ‘80s Because It Would Have Filmed In Mexico

Now that Denis Villeneuve has proven that “Dune” can be faithfully adapted from its classic source material, film fans are beginning to look back at the earlier attempts with new eyes. And the biggest attempt to get re-examined is David Lynch’s 1984 film version, which has been controversial since its release.

But Lynch wasn’t the first director attached to “Dune” back in the ‘80s. Ridley Scott was ready to go on it but backed out after scouting locations where he’d have to shoot.

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Now that Denis Villeneuve has proven that “Dune” can be faithfully adapted from its classic source material, film fans are beginning to look back at the earlier attempts with new eyes. And the biggest attempt to get re-examined is David Lynch’s 1984 film version, which has been controversial since its release.
House of Gucci director Ridley Scott has responded to the Gucci family’s criticism of the film, calling it “alarmingly insulting”.The filmmaker spoke to Total Film about the family’s complaints about Al Pacino in particular, who plays Aldo Gucci in the film.Scott said he tried to be “as respectful as possible by being as factual as possible” about the events which led to the assassination of Maurizio Gucci, but said he thought the family writing to the production was “alarmingly insulting”.“The

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