Category: Dune Movie News

The Road to Dune (and how we got precisely nowhere) »

Morel has wandered off into the desert (in a curious twist he was finally lured away by a Hasbro boardgame adaptation just like Peter Berg), Paramount is out of the picture and “Right now, Dune has no commitments or attachments” (Deadline New York). After more than three years Paramount has finally given up on Dune.  […]

The Art of Peter Berg’s Dune »

A lone figure is dwarfed by a giant sandworm. Jock has posted some of his Dune Concept Art on his site. Back in November 2008, concept artist Jock mentioned in an interview that he was working on some art for a film called Dune directed by Peter Berg.  That particular project died a death with […]

London, Prague… Desert Planet? »

May 2010 – On the Road to Montreal (Montreal Gazette) Producers from Paramount Pictures were in town last week scouting locations for a remake of the sci-fi cult classic Dune; the producers are choosing between London, Prague and Montreal. http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Road+Montreal/3064801/story.html Producers Richard P. Rubinstein, Michael D. Messina and John Harrison were all involved in the […]

Chase Palmer to Write Dune Script »

Feb 2010 – ‘Dune’ film finds a new writer (ComingSoon.net) Chase Palmer has been hired to work on the “Dune” script for director Pierre Morel at Paramount. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3iafcbd501634f9b08c5681a71710c4ee8 So who is this guy and what has he done? … Funny you should ask… Shock and Awe from Miky Wolf on Vimeo. NEO-NOIR from Chase Palmer […]

Morel: “I want to be very very true to the original novel.” »

Feb 2010 – CS Video: Pierre Morel Arrives From Paris With Love (ComingSoon.net) Morel: Let me assure you, I’m not going to transform Dune into an action crazy movie. It’s not the point. I was a fan of the book from the start, I read the book when I was 14-15 maybe, and I’ve been […]

Dune Director Morel: “It’s not about action… It’s just doing Dune.” »

Feb 2010 – Dune’s New Messiah (IGN) Morel: “We’re starting from scratch. Peter had an approach which was not mine at all, and we’re starting over again. I don’t think we’re going to keep any elements of the Peter Berg script. It was good, actually. It was interesting. It was just not our vision.“ “Dune […]

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. http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/01/04/dune-remake/ It took […]

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 […]