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"Frank Herbert's Dune (Denis Villeneuve, 20??)"



Tha Gawd is coming through to make a GOOD adaptation of one of the best sci-fi stories ever.

Denis Villeneuve May Direct DUNE After BLADE RUNNER 2049
This is not a drill, people.

By Scott Wampler Dec. 21, 2016


We've known for some time that Legendary was keen to get a new adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune off the ground, and recently the word 'round the campfire was that they were very close to announcing the name of the project's director.

While that has yet to happen officially, a new report over at Variety may have done the job for them: according to them, the job's been offered to Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, the upcoming Blade Runner 2049). Please take a moment to change your pants.

For those keeping score at home, this deal would have Villeneuve moving on to Dune immediately after wrapping up work (and what I suspect will be a lengthy, worldwide press junket blitzkrieg) on October's Blade Runner sequel.

For those of you unfamiliar with the source novel (or David Lynch's highly debatable 1984 adaptation of the same), here's a plot synopsis from Variety:

Set in the distant future, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, control of Arrakis is highly contested among the noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship to nature as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s control of Arrakis.

No further updates at this time, but we'll keep you informed as the situation develops. Fingers crossed.

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Frank Herbert's Dune (Denis Villeneuve, 20??) [View all] , bwood, Wed Dec-21-16 03:54 PM
Subject Author Message Date ID
it's like this guy is directly tapping into my own tastes
Dec 21st 2016
Yeah, that would be perfect. A movie wouldn't do it justice
Dec 22nd 2016
I never caught the sci-fi channel mini-series
Feb 03rd 2017
Confirmed!!! My nigga Denis Villeneuve is directing!!!
Feb 01st 2017
my favorite sf book of all time (well, trilogy / quadrilogy, whatever).
Feb 08th 2017
Eric Roth to write.
Apr 05th 2017
Six for six?
Oct 06th 2017
The yung prodigy Timothee Chalamet may star!
Jul 16th 2018
Look at this fucking cast b.
Jan 29th 2019
Leto though?
Jan 29th 2019
      RE: Leto though?
Jan 29th 2019
           Lol my bad 'Duke Leto Atreides' is a character in the book
Jan 30th 2019
                Same unless they age him up in makeup
Jan 30th 2019
                Yeah, same here
Jan 30th 2019
                     I've been 100% on board with everything I've heard so far
Jan 30th 2019
                lol.... had me all backing out of this for a second.
Jan 30th 2019
Javier Bardem to play Stilgar
Feb 01st 2019
Josh Brolin and Jason Momoa join the cast
Feb 14th 2019
Just watched the original Dune for the first time last night.
May 05th 2019

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