‘Dune’ Authors Are Producing and Consulting On Denis Villeneuve’s New Movie

Mar 25, 2018


Legendary Pictures recently landed the film and television rights to Frank Herbert’s Dune which led to Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, Sicario) being hired to direct a new feature film.

We have a small Dune update to share.

Frank’s son Brian Herbert took to Twitter to announce he’ll be a producer on the new film. Brian has been one of two gatekeepers of the franchise taking over the novels from his father.


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Herbert isn’t the only Dune author involved with the film.

Omega Underground can confirm that Kevin J. Anderson (Brian’s writing partner) will be producing and consulting on the film too.

Brian mentions Kevin gave notes on the script as well.

Screenwriter Eric Roth (Forest Gump) and Denis are currently working on the script and these new additions to the project suggest that rewrites are very likely. Villeneuve has recently stated he wanted to tackle at least two films, with Brian and Kevin involved it’s possible they’ll attempt a multiple film arc.

Considering the massive amount of production design expected on the film we don’t see Denis rushing the film (films) into production anytime soon.

We are anticipating that recent Oscar-Winner Roger Deakins will be reuniting with Denis as Dune’s cinematographer.

Dune is without production or release dates as it’s still only in early development.


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