Another 'Dune' on the way?
The director of 'The Kingdom' has signed on to remake 'difficult' sci-fi opus 'Dune'
Twenty years after its initial cinematic incarnation, famously rendered by David Lynch, a new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s best-selling sci-fi masterpiece ‘Dune’ is in the offing.
After months of rumours, ‘The Kingdom’ director Peter Berg has finally confirmed that he will be taking the reins and has described the project as ‘big big big.’
No parts have yet been cast and, due to the current Hollywood screenwriters’ strike, no script has been penned either, but at least Berg assures us that his own contract is a ‘done deal’ and that ‘if it weren’t for the writers’ strike, we’d be in it right now.’
Longtime ‘Dune’ devotees will be relieved to hear that Berg, as ‘a huge fan of the book’, is unlikely to tamper with Herbert’s original storyline as much as Lynch’s controversial 1984 effort.
Whilst Berg, who is currently in post-production with the Will Smith action flick ‘Hancock’, may be a self-confessed Lynch fan, he believes that the debate surrounding the latter’s cult interpretation ‘has left the door wide open for a remake’.
Here at Time Out, we still think that someone should give Alejandro Jodorowsky a crack, as he was famously snubbed in the '80s for being too 'out there'.
Author: Patrick Kingsley
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