Dune reboot: Denis Villeneuve confirmed to direct

With one iconic sci-fi classic firmly in hand, Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is poised to dive into another: a reboot of the epic and influential tale Dune. A script was written, actors were cast, and elaborate storyboards were created, but the production eventually ran out of money.

It's official - Denis Villeneuve is confirmed to direct the hotly anticipated adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 best-selling sci-fi novel Dune.

Legendary Pictures has lined up the visionary who's now hard at work Blade Runner 2049 to tackle a new version of the Frank Herbert novel following the critically-mauled David Lynch version released in 1984.

For more information on the upcoming Dune film and all things science fiction, movies and nerd news, be sure to check back to the site regularly! Because now, Villeneuve will direct the long-gestating Dune remake. After releasing the acclaimed novel, Hebert published five sequels.

With Blade Runner 2049 still in the hopper, there's no release schedule on Dune quite yet. Syfy also adapted the story into a miniseries in 2000, followed by a Children of Dune miniseries in 2003, both of which did gangbusters in the ratings.

The pairing of Lynch and Dune didn't make a ton of sense, and it still doesnt, but Villeneuve and the subject matter feels like a more effective pairing.

In any case, Villeneuve seems up for the challenge He told Variety earlier this year that adapting the novel was his "longstanding dream".

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