Frank Herbert’s Dune is one of the greatest works of science fiction ever conceived, with a sprawling list of characters and one of the most well-imagined universes ever put down on paper. While it has been adapted for film and television before, Thomas Tull’s Legendary Pictures has now picked up the rights and is moving forward with a new adaptation.
The Hollywood Reporter detailed that Tull and Legendary will be experimenting with the idea of what to do with the series and are tossing up between a new feature film or a potential television series.
With Star Wars, Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy proving that audiences have a hunger for revisionist science-fiction projects, the thought of Dune making it back to the big screen is an intriguing idea. While there were rumors of Robert Pattinson taking on the project back in 2008 with director Pierre Morrell (Taken), those quickly died out and Legendary is starting from scratch again.
Dune was previously adapted in 1984 by David Lynch and resulted in a terrible box office bomb, while a 2000 television series by SyFy was far better received by audiences and fans alike.
We’ll be keeping our eyes open for further developments on the new adaptation as they become available.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter