Category: Dune Movie News

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, io9.com 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 Jacurutu.com 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 […]

Brian Herbert meets Peter Berg »

Brian Herbert: Hair of Dune Aug 2009 – Brian Herbert: The Chronicler Heir of Dune (The Trades) [Brian Herbert (Frank’s son and co-author of the new-dune books):] “Now we have a deal with Paramount Pictures. Kevin and I had pitched various movie studios Dune: House Atreides, which was our first novel. We thought that would […]

Berg’s Dune: “a more dynamic film”… »

Aug 2009 – Director Berg envisions an epic adventure Dune film (SCI FI Wire) “[Compared to the previous film adaptations, the book] was much more muscular and adventurous, more violent and possibly even a little bit more fun. I think those are all elements of my experience of the book that can be brought in […]

Berg’s New Dune Movie – What we know, so far… »

A quick round-up of what’s been going on with Peter Berg’s new Dune Movie. More movie news will be posted here at the Fish Speaker as and when it comes up – Stay tuned! May 2009 – Rob Pattinson To Go From New Moon To New Dune? (X17 Online) While on a short break from […]