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 […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]