Grimes is having quite the week.
The songwriter was the subject of a bombshell Vanity Fair cover story, in which she accidentally revealed that she has a second child with Elon Musk. But for movie lovers, that may not even be the biggest news to come out of the article. Grimes also spoke about her love for Frank Herbert’s “Dune” books, and said that she had been dreaming of directing a film adaptation for years, joining Alejandro Jodorowsky on the list of artists with bold visions for “Dune” movies that they never saw realized.
Grimes’ interest in the material is hardly surprising, considering the musician’s longtime love of science fiction, and her interest in using space travel to find alternative solutions to ecological problems. According to the article, Grime’s take on the material would have “the more problematic colonialist elements scrubbed out,” but that did not make her any less enthusiastic about Villeneuve’s film.