A new "Dune" movie?

I'm not sure whether I'm more excited or horrified by this news:

'Ladies and gentlemen, the next huge sci-fi franchise has a director. During an interview with "The Kingdom" director Peter Berg, he confirmed the rumor that "Dune" is coming and that he's the one that will helm it. Calling the plans for him to direct "a done deal," Berg told me that "if it weren't for the writer's strike, we'd be in it right now."

Berg says that while there's no script yet, they have a list of writers they plan to go out to once the strike settles. The helmer called himself "a huge fan of the book" and when asked about the scale of the film, he simply replied, "big big big."

As any fan of the Frank Herbert classic knows, "Dune" received the big screen treatment once before in a divisive David Lynch film. Berg said that while he's "a big fan of Lynch," he believes “that interpretation has left the door wide open for a remake."' [Source]

I admit it: there's a special place in my heart for Lynch's delicously campy 1984 version of Frank Herbert's novel. A new movie couldn't possibly be worse, could it? I mean, unless they cast Zac Efron as Paul...
Posted by: Julianka


07 Jan, 2008 06:51 PM @ version 0

...and Dakota Fanning as Paul's little sister.

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