For all of you sci-fi lovers out there, prepare yourselves for the orgasm you’re about to have.
Frank Herbert’s 1965 masterpiece “Dune” is set for a remake! Actor-cum-director Peter Berg (The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights, and this summer’s upcoming Will Smith anti-hero blockbuster Hancock) will direct the movie for Paramount Pictures.
The film, it is being reported, is currently out to writers, and producers are looking for a faithful adaptation of the book. Paramount is looking to make this a tentpole project, hoping to spur a successful franchise out of the subsequent books.
I absolutely loved this book when I read it, and was more than slightly disheartened by the original movie (it was released a year before I was born and I saw it in the 2000s, people, it was bad). This definitely requires some serious dedication to the source material if it’s going to be successful… Too many adaptations are failing these days because film-makers insist on changing too much of the plot (can anyone say Eragon?). PLEASE DO A GOOD JOB, FOR GOD SAKES!