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Denis Villeneuve Confirmed As Director Of Dune Remake

Denis Villeneuve Confirmed As Director Of Dune Remake

Denis Villeneuve has signed on to direct a new Dune movie, EW has learned. Dune's expansive plot and complex political dynamics can not truly be distilled into a pithy description, but one way to think about the novel, for those unfamiliar, is like Game of Thrones in space.

A big-screen reboot of the sci-fi classic Dune has been kicking around development for a while, and now the project has locked in one heck of a good director. Legendary Pictures acquired the rights last November and there were rumors that Villeneuve was being considered.

As the tweet mentions, this is a film series project.

The Future is Now in the Blade Runner 2049 Teaser Trailer!

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What's interesting here is that Herbert junior suggests a series of films could be on the way. The film was an utter failure, panned by critics as it failed to make back its $40 million budget.

Before that, director Alejandro Jodorowsky had attempted unsuccessfully to bring the tale to the cinema. He's also in the midst of putting together Blade Runner 2049, for later this year.

The book has been filmed before, of course, with David Lynch's 1984 feature savaged on its original release. Ted Chiang's novella Story of Your Life, a story about intricate alien linguistics, was thought to be "unadaptable"-until Villeneuve made it into the stunning film Arrival". It was, as Villeneuve said, an impossible dream; securing the rights from the author's estate would be too hard.

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