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Brian Herbert Asks Fans to Rank ‘Dune’ Characters

How well do you know “Dune” characters, and do you think you could accurately rank them by levels of importance to the story? This is what Brian Herbert, son of “Dune” author Frank Herbert [and author in the Arrakis universe himself] asked fans about a week ago. Ranking of DUNE characters in order of importance […]

One of Eric Roth’s ‘Dune’ Scripts for Legendary was 200 Pages

Frank Herbert‘s science fiction epic “Dune” is not a short novel, nor is the series a ‘quick read’. Understandably, such a tome would then be translated to the silver screen in a lengthy script, and possibly more than one film. We do know that director Denis Villeneuve is already planning for his take on Dune for Legendary Pictures to […]

‘Dune’ Will Cover [Approximately] Half of First Novel, Brian Herbert Says

Brian Herbert, author and son of Dune author Frank Herbert, has been a wealth of knowledge and source point for Legendary Pictures’ upcoming Dune film. He was the first to confirm Oscar-nominated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve‘s involvement as director for the upcoming reboot, and to update eager fans on the status of the script(s). In a tweet last night, Brian says […]

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Legendary Pictures Actively Scouting Locations for ‘Dune’

While fans of Frank Herbert‘s epic series Dune have been waiting for the “perfect” adaptation for some time, there is no denying the appeal of the versions we’ve gotten thus far. David Lynch‘s ’80s take, while imperfect and fraught with issues ranging from budget woes to “the weirding way” — seriously, Lynch didn’t want the Bene Gesserit […]

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Denis Villeneuve Wants to Do at Least 2 Dune Movies

Director Denis Villeneuve has proven his ability to take a previously existing science fiction property and make it his own. His success (yeah yeah, box office, blah blah) with Blade Runner 2049 signaled to many that perhaps he really is the right person to bring the Frank Herbert classic Dune back to the big screen. During an appearance at the Rendez-Vous […]

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Brian Herbert Says First Draft Of New Dune Screenplay Is Finished

Brian Herbert, son of the late, great creator of the ‘Dune’ universe Frank Herbert (bless the Maker and his passing), took up the mantle of finishing his father’s legacy. He’s since become the written voice of Arrakis, continuing the saga of House Atreides and the Fremen, as well as several of his own titles and works. […]

It’s Official: The Dune Reboot Has Found Its Director

It has been rumored for a while that Legendary Pictures had been courting Sicario and Arrival director Denis Villeneuve for their upcoming Dune reboot. Now in under 140 characters, Brian Herbert (son of Dune author Frank Herbert) has confirmed that the contracts have all been signed, and Villeneuve will be directing. It's official — Legendary […]