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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’: Rebecca Ferguson Says Josh Brolin is a “Real B**ch”

Okay okay, so maybe Rebecca Ferguson said what she did about Josh Brolin with a HUGE laugh, but it’s too good not to lead with considering who the two are playing in Dune. Ferguson, who we kind of fell head over saffron silk in love with during Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation, is playing a pretty important […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Gale Force Nine Nabs Tabletop Gaming Rights for ‘Dune’

Shai Hulud, fellow Dune fans — it would appear there is worm sign of tabletop gaming proportions on the horizon as Gale Force Nine has just been awarded the license to create new tabletop and gaming products based in the world of Frank Herbert‘s creation. Word just came down that Legendary Entertainment (who currently holds the film […]

‘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. […]

On This Day In Pop Culture For February 11

Welcome to Day in History here at Bleeding Cool, where we will be looking at important comics/film/tv/whatever is interesting facts for the date at hand! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool. So, without further ado: Here are some things that have happened on February 11: 1861- President-elect Abraham Lincoln takes […]

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 […]

Arrival Director Denis Villeneuve Would Tackle Dune … If He Could Get The Rights

From Alejandro Jodorowsky to Ridley Scott to Peter Berg, many directors have attempted to tackling Frank Herbert‘s Dune. And Arrival director Denis Villeneueve has added his name to that list. While talking to Variety (as spotted by The Playlist), Villeneuve said adapting Dune is a “longstanding dream,” but added that it is “a long process […]