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June 6, 2008

We have wormsign!

Filed under: General Geek — digitalboy75 @ 9:44 am

OK, I couldn’t help but steal the tagline from this article (reposted below). But it was a good line. I’m excited about the prospect of the film, but I think I’ll be disappointed if it isn’t “new” material. The Sci-Fi channel remake in the miniseries was pretty damn good, but I don’t want to see a third re-hash of the novel. But there’s SO much lore, story, and existing books out there they could definitely start up a Lord of the Rings-esque Trilogy.

Oh, and if you like the art, click it and follow the link. Dune Animated Series? Awesome? Did Jefe just wet himself again?

Scribe in talks for “Dune” resurrection

By Jay A. Fernandez Fri Jun 6, 7:55 AM ET

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)- We have wormsign.

Rookie scribe Josh Zetumer is in negotiations to write the latest incarnation of “Dune,” Frank Herbert‘s sprawling sci-fi epic, for Paramount Pictures.

The award-winning 1965 novel — the first in a series of six books about a futuristic struggle for control of a precious spice called Melange on the desert planet Arrakis — was first adapted by David Lynch into a financially and critically disastrous 1984 film (though Herbert apparently liked it). It also was turned into a more successful Sci Fi Channel miniseries in 2000.

No one involved would comment on Zetumer’s take on the “Dune” saga.

Herbert’s son, Brian, and Kevin J. Anderson, who have co-written several additional “Dune” novels, will co-produce. Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”) is attached to direct.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter


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