Rare ‘Dune’ Manuscript Bought on DAO’s Behalf for $3M, but It Only Raised $700K

Jodorowsky’s “Dune” manuscript is essentially a massive storyboard for one of the most famous movies never made. The Chilean auteur spent the mid-70s casting and writing his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel (Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, Orson Welles, H.R. Giger, and Pink Floyd were among the collaborators on board), but ran well over budget, and never completed it. A 2013 documentary, “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” chronicled the development process and offered a few tantalizing glimpses of the manuscript itself. David Lynch ended up directing the first film adaptation of “Dune” in 1984; a new version directed by Denis Villeneuve was released last month.