Arrival And Blade Runner 2 Director Confirmed For Dune Reboot

Denis Villeneuve

Last fall, while promoting the release of his stunning sci-fi drama Arrival, Denis Villeneuve revealed his dream project: A new adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic Dune.

There were rumblings of the sandworm variety in late December, when The Hollywood Reporter indicated that Denis Villeneuve would tackle the Dune remake that's eluded so many other directors' grasps.

Do you think Denis is the right choice to direct the project?

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Here's a synopsis: Set in the distant future, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. Next up for the esteemed filmmaker is the release of Blade Runner 2049 on October 6th. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man's relationship to nature as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family's control of Arrakis.

An earlier film adaptation by director David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan in 1984 was poorly received at the time but, in the years since, has gained somewhat of a cult status. While it has its fans, the movie in its various cuts has been looked down upon by fans and film critics alike for a disjointed narrative and lack of adherence to the source material. More recently, the 2013 documentary Jodorowsky's Dune examined director Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed attempts at making his own Dune movie. The news was shared by Brian Herbert, the son of Frank Herbert.

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