Dune Finds a New Director
Posted 01.05.10 by reelz
One reason Dune keeps getting remade is that the original novel offers up one of the most richly imagined worlds in science fiction with lots of room for the director to give the story his own spin.
David Lynch's ill-fated 1984 adaptation was a mixed bag that ended up pleasing neither the critics nor even the director, himself. The 2000 miniseries adaptation was more faithful to the original and got a bit better reception, picking up a couple of Emmys.
The latest version was originally to be directed by Peter Berg, but he abandoned ship in October. Now Taken director Pierre Morel is taking the helm, promising to make "a very faithful adaptation." The first draft of the script was penned by Quantum of Solace's Josh Zetumer and had already picked up some pretty positive buzz, but the studio says it's looking around for a new writer to help infuse it with Morel's own vision of the project.