Dune Is About to Make a Major Comeback

Dune (1984)
Dune (1984)

Legendary Entertainment, the team behind The Dark Knight, Godzilla, Interstellar, Pacific Rim, and many others, just picked up the rights to Frank Herbert’s equally legendary scifi novel, Dune.

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“The agreement calls for the development and production of possible film and television projects for a global audience,” according to a press release.

Basically, that’s it. That’s the extent of the news. It could be a new movie, a TV show, an animated film, we don’t know. But companies don’t make these announcements lightly. It’s safe to say Dune will be back sooner rather than later.

Ahem.

Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo. Formerly of Premiere, EW, Us Weekly, and Slashfilm. AP Award-Winning Film Critic and CCA member. Loves Star Wars, posters, Legos, and often all three at once.

DISCUSSION

redjellydonut
redjellydonut

There are few SF properties more deserving of a remake than Dune. That said, the Lynch version should be sitting on every sci-fi fan’s video shelf. It ain’t perfect but, for what it is, it’s mighty fun. Just to see Sting stretch like a cat, or Patrick Stewart be Patrick Stewart be someone else, is worth the cost right there.