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Pierre Morel: New Dune’s New Director. »

Jan 2010 – ‘Dune’ remake back on track with director Pierre Morel (EW/Hollywood Insider) The studio has hired Taken helmer Pierre Morel to oversee the movie. Paramount is currently looking for a new writer to incorporate Morel’s vision of the project into the original draft by Quantum of Solace scribe Josh Zetumer. It took […]

God Emperor’s Dune Sites (Dec 2009) »

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Dune goes to “Hollywood Hell” – KJA »

Nov 2009 – Brian Herbert (and Kevin J. Anderson) Interview (The Author Hour) Matthew Peterson: …I hear that there is another Dune movie that’s in the works. How is that one going? Kevin J. Anderson: It’s in Hollywood hell at the moment. Matthew Peterson: Oh, yeah. Kevin J. Anderson: It’s kind of a waiting game. […]

Dune looks for new director »

Oct 2009 – Exclusive: An Update on the Dune Remake  (Pajiba) “Peter Berg completely dropped the project a few weeks ago — his Film 44 production company backed out, and now Paramount is scrambling to find a new director. The search, however, has run into two issues: 1) they’re looking for a director who can […]

Pattinson NOT in Dune. »

Sept 2009 – Setting the Record Straight on Robert Pattinson Roles (Gossip Cop) “But what about Pattinson re-making “Dune,” a rumor which set Twitter atwitter? While it’s true that Peter Berg remains intent on doing a re-make of the 1984 film that starred Kyle MacLachlan, Robert Pattinson will NOT be in the film, a source […]

Berg definately not directing Dune? (again) »

I just had a last quick look at the official Dune forum and I saw this from Herbert-grandson Byron Merritt: “He’s not directing. It’s been confirmed by Paramount higher-ups.“ Guess that settles it… does it? Who knows? Does Berg know? I’m off to bed.

Berg back, script drafted, KJA talking testicles? »

Sept 2009 – ‘Dune’ Remake Will Have ‘Hard PG-13′ Rating With Franchise Potential, Reveals Peter Berg (MTV Movies Blog) Josh Zetumer’s script, Berg revealed, is almost 200 pages long—”a massive epic,” Berg said—and it could potentially spawn more than just the one film. With the project still in the script phase, the task now for […]

Berg quits Dune – “Paramount wanted someone dedicated” »

In a post about Peter Berg’s upcoming Hancock sequel – which seems to have moved up a gear in the past few days, speculated: “This most likely means director Peter Berg’s Dune will be pushed back another two years.” However Byron Merritt, Frank Herbert’s grandson and admin on the official Dune Forum posted this […]

Peter Berg will NOT direct Dune (2010) »

Kevin J. Anderson, co-author of the new Dune novels was at Dragon*Con Atlanta today on a panel discussing Frank Herbert’s work in prose and film apparently stated that Peter Berg will not be directing the new Dune adaptation. Thanks to founder (and Dune Fan Extraordinary) Freakzilla for the early heads-up on this – I’m […]

Brian Herbert: “They want to do a classic interpretation of the novel” »

Aug 2009 – Winds of Dune Author Brian Herbert on Flipping the Myth of Jihad (SciFi Scanner – AMC Blogs) “Q: Are you optimistic about Peter Berg’s upcoming adaptation? [Brian Herbert]A: Kevin and I are technical advisors on it. We sat in with them for a meeting about the script, and we gave them a […]