Brian Herbert meets Peter Berg

Brian Herbert: Hair of Dune

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 be a good movie. Paramount ultimately has decided to do a classic interpretation of the novel Dune. It’s in the script writing phase right now, and we’re very hopeful that it will go to the next stage. They’re putting a lot of time and effort into this project right now.

Are you providing any input on the script?

I met with the script writer and the director, Peter Berg. Kevin and I met with them, and gave them a lot of detailed advice about the Dune universe, and they listened very carefully. We’re sure that it’s going to be a good screenplay. Right now it’s going through the writing process, and we’re looking forward to seeing it go further.”

It will be interesting to see how closely this “interpretation” of classic-Dune follows the new-Dune framework. As it stands Dune is so complex and multifaceted it would virtually unfilmable, especially as a single-part film, so a bit of selective ‘dumbing-down’ could result in a much more entertaining adaptation. But how much would survive?

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 shooting New Moon [Twilight 2] up in Vancouver, Rob met with Friday Night Lights and Hancock director Peter Berg, who’s also set to direct another big screen adaptation of the sci-fi classic, Dune.

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