Eric Roth, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind Dune, composed the film’s screenplay using a 30-year-old MS-DOS program. Other than the as of late released science fiction epic, Roth is known as the screenwriter behind Forrest Gump, for which he won an Academy Award in 1994, along with his other Oscar-nominated contents, The Insider, Munich, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and A Star Is Born (2018). His latest screenplay, Killers of the Flowers Moon, is presently in after creation from director Martin Scorsese.
Presently, thanks to information as of late uncovered by Vice, it is realized that Roth composed 2021’s Dune using software known as Movie Master, a 30-year-old MS-DOS program which he actually utilizes for all his screenplays. Roth recently shielded his decision of software, saying “It’s half notion and half fear of change.” Though, the program also assists Roth all through the screenwriting system since its memory can just hold 40 pages, which naturally separates the content into acts.
While Roth’s decision of innovation may sound senseless, which it arguably is, it’s somewhat fitting for the universe of Herbert’s Dune, where all supercomputers and smart robots have been outlawed. Instead, all complicated computations are handled by specially trained humans known as Mentats. While most present day screenwriters have continued on to programs like Final Draft, Herbert would almost certainly relate to Roth’s penchant for the old ways.
With Dune: Part Two as of late getting the green light, Roth will be before long be tidying off his DOS machine (in the event that he hasn’t already) to begin adapting the second half of Herbert’s book. Roth and Spaihts have perhaps a greater challenge ahead of them this time around as the subsequent part is relied upon to be exponentially greater and faster-paced with Ferguson’s Lady Jessica, Zendaya’s Chani, Bardem’s Stilgar, and Bautista’s Beast Rabban all prepared for larger jobs. Key characters like Emperor Shaddam IV and Feyd-Rautha will also should be presented. With the second part of Dune now officially being developed, ideally Roth’s DOS machine is capable.