Friday, June 06, 2008

From SciFi.com:

Zetumer To Adapt Dune Anew

Josh Zetumer is in negotiations to write the latest movie incarnation of Dune, Frank Herbert's sprawling SF epic, for Paramount Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The award-winning 1965 novel--the first in a series of six books about a futuristic struggle for control of a precious spice called Melange on the desert planet Arrakis--was first adapted by David Lynch into a financially and critically disastrous 1984 film (though Herbert apparently liked it). It also was turned into a more successful SCI FI Channel miniseries in 2000.

Kevin Misher is producing the new version through his Paramount-based Misher Films. Herbert's son, Brian, and Kevin J. Anderson, who have co-written several additional Dune novels, will co-produce. Peter Berg is attached to direct.

Links:
Josh Zetumer in talks for 'Dune'
The Official Dune Website
The Landsraad
The SF Site: An Interview with Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
Interview | Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson Author Interview Videos at ...
Video Sandworms of Dune Interview with Herbert and Anderson ...
Hunters of Dune Interview with Herbert and Anderson - AOL Video
Science Fiction Weekly Interview
An Interview with Brian Herbert
An Interview with Brian Herbert
Sci-Fi Storm | Dune News: Brian Herbert Interview
An Interview With Kevin J. Anderson

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