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“Dune: The Sisterhood”: HBO Max Series Loses Jon Spaihts as Showrunner

A little over three months after HBO Max‘s upcoming series based on author Frank Herbert‘s classic literary series Dune gained a second showrunner in Dana Calvo (Good Girls Revolt) comes word that the project is back to having one showrunner again. Jon Spaihts is stepping down as showrunner on Dune: The Sisterhood though he will […]

“Dune: The Sisterhood” – Dana Calvo Set as Co-Showrunner on HBO Max Series

HBO Max‘s upcoming series based on author Frank Herbert‘s classic literary series Dune is gaining another showrunner, with Dana Calvo (Good Girls Revolt) signing a multi-year overall deal with Legendary Television Studios that has her joining series writer Jon Spaihts on Dune: The Sisterhood. The series is meant to compliment and coincide with director Denis […]


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Daily ‘Dune’: David Dastmalchian Calls Villeneuve “Our Generation’s Kubrick”

Filming is underway right now in Budapest on the upcoming Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures film, Dune. Based on the seminal literary work of the same name by Frank Herbert, this live-action retelling of the story of Arrakis is much anticipated by fans all over the world. We were pretty tickled when actor David Dastmalchian was announced […]

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WORM SIGN: Hans Zimmer Will Score Legendary’s ‘Dune’

We are absolutely THRILLED to share the news that Hans Zimmer will be composing the upcoming Legendary Pictures adaptation of Dune from director Denis Villeneuve. Who BETTER to create the sounds of Arrakis (other than you know, Toto) and the vast space scapes we’ll need to tell the story of Muad Dib and co?! According to the official […]

Daily ‘Dune’: David Dastmalchian to Play Harkonnen Mentat

The remaining roles of Denis Villeneuve‘s upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert‘s seminal science fiction novel Dune at Legendary Pictures are finally filling up, with an important piece of the Harkonnen puzzle fitting into place. According to Deadline, David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man, Almost Human) has joined the film as Piter De Vries, Mentat in the service of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. The Mentats are […]

Daily ‘Dune’: Jason Momoa May Be Duncan Idaho

Okay, this is the first bit of casting news from Denis Villeneuve‘s upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert‘s Dune for Legendary Pictures that has us asking “really?” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Momoa is currently “in talks” to play Atreides man and sword master, Duncan Idaho. We’re not sure how we feel about this one for […]

Josh Brolin to Play Gurney Halleck in Legendary ‘Dune’

Today in “What’s happenin on Arrakis”- yet another interesting casting announcement for the upcoming Denis Villeneuve adaptation of Frank Herbert‘s Dune for Legendary Pictures. No stranger to Marvel Studios fans, it would appear that Josh Brolin (aka Thanos) is joining Dune to play Atreides man Gurney Halleck, so says The Wrap. The big question is- DOES HE KNOW HOW TO PLAY THE […]

Kyle MacLachlan’s Advice to New ‘Dune’ Muad’Dib Timothée Chalamet

It’s always nice when an actor can pass along advice to the next generation to carry on a notable role. Such is the case with Kyle MacLachlan, who played the character of Paul Atreides in David Lynch‘s 1984 film version of Dune by Frank Herbert. We’ve got a new version of the film coming from Oscar-winning filmmaker Denis Villenueve at […]

SHAI HULUD: Javier Bardem Joins ‘Dune’ as Fremen Leader Stilgar

It’s been an exciting week for casting news for Denis Villeneuve‘s upcoming Dune adaptation at Legendary Pictures, with Harkonnen, Atreides, and Fremen being named. Today, it’s news that Javier Bardem will be playing Fremen leader Stligar, who becomes one of the most trusted Arrakis persons in Paul Atreides/Muad Dib (Timothee Chalamet) Fedaykin circle. So far, Villeneuve’s Dune has a pretty impressive […]

Timothée Chalamet Calls Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ “Grounded”

Things are finally gearing up production-wise for Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune adaptation for Legendary Pictures. Casting is nearing completion (we think), and star Timothée Chalamet had some interesting things to say about the Arrakeen saga. Chalamet, two-time Oscar nominee, will be playing Paul Atreides aka Usul, aka Muad Dib, the Kwisatz Haderach of the Bene Gesserit […]

‘Dune’: Rebecca Ferguson Talks “Calm Empowerment” of Bene Gesserit

Things are moving faster than a Spacing Guild highliner over at Legendary Pictures for Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert‘s seminal science fiction work, Dune. Some of the main cast has been assembled to head to Arrakis; minus some pretty big roles- Duke Leto Atreides, Stilgar, Chani, the rest of the Atreides household, the Mentants, etc.- you get […]

‘Dune’ Gains Dave Bautista: Will He Be Harkonnen, Fremen, or Atreides Man?

According to multiple sources, Denis Villeneuve‘s upcoming Dune reboot for Legendary Pictures just landed a former Replicant- Dave Bautista. Bautista worked with Villeneuve on Blade Runner: 2049, and we’re pretty darn excited to find out what side of the Arrakis saga he ends up on. Could be possibly be a Harkonnen? The Beast Rabban maybe? Or what about a Fremen, […]

‘Dune’ Updates: Chani Casting Rumors, Roger Deakins Exits

Sounds like things are moving along on Legendary Pictures upcoming Dune reboot project with director Denis Villeneuve, with one or two notable updates. The first being that it appears cinematographer and longtime Villeneuve collaborator Roger Deakins will NOT be the eye behind the lense on this project. Deakins picked up an Oscar for his most recent collab […]

Timothée Chalamet says Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ is a Dream Come True

The beginning is a delicate time, especially for Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune for Legendary Pictures. When it was first revealed that Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet would be playing the part of Paul Atreides, we were pretty excited. He’s a good choice, his age is about right (although a little old for the true story line), but his demeanor and […]

Rebecca Ferguson May Join ‘Dune’; The Lady Jessica, Anyone?

It would appear that Mission: Impossible star Rebecca Ferguson is currently in negotiations to join the upcoming Dune film from Legendary Pictures and director Denis Villeneuve. Obviously this isn’t a done deal yet, but if Ferguson joins the film, we’re thinking she’d be perfect in the role of the Lady Jessica, mother to Paul Atreides, who will be played […]

WORM SIGN: Legendary Pictures’ ‘Dune’ Looking at a 2020 Release Date

Just a little bit ago, we shared the pretty awesome news that Gale Force Nine will be creating new table top gaming items in the world of Frank Herbert‘s Dune, utilizing previously published materials by Frank, his son Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson, AS WELL AS the upcoming Legendary Pictures film adaptation from director Denis Villeneuve. Buried in the press release […]

‘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 […]