Dune has always been a famously problematic book to adapt to the big screen. The 1984 version was so silly, director David Lynch ended up taking his name off it. The subsequent mini-series versions, Dune and Children of Dune, didn’t hit the mark either.
It’s not entirely uncommon for a film to fail the herculean effort of making it out of the development phase.
As we recently reported with the troubled big screen adaptation of The Dark Tower, as well as plans to turn The Stand into a feature trilogy, there have been a number of epic books that have proven problematic to adapt into films.
In Stock and Trade, our latest genre fiction feature series, we’re looking at fictional corporations. Today, we’re featuring Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles (CHOAM).