And the Possible Dune Remake's Director Might Be...

AICN's got a "well-founded rumor."

by | October 16, 2007 | Comments

A few weeks ago, we discussed a CHUD report about Frank Herbert’s Dune possibly heading back to the big screen. Now, according to Ain’t It Cool News, some of the details surrounding the project might be starting to fill in.

In the CHUD report, Herbert’s grandson was quoted as saying:

“We’re getting VERY close to a deal. Heard that news today…although only rumor, I’ve heard that ‘someone’ at the studio wants Dune reallllly bad and has been a fan of the novel for ‘years.’ They’re not saying who this is (and it might just be hype) but I’m holding out hope that whoever this might be is a big enough fan that he/she will do the book justice. Supposedly it’s some director.”

According to AICN‘s Merrick, a source named Checkyr has shared the possible identity of the studio — and the “someone” — in question. All the typical rumor caveats apply, but we’ll just cut right to the chase. From AICN:

In short, Checkyr says the studio in question is Paramount…which is aggressively building a formidable arsenal of franchises via TRANSFORMERS, JJ AbramsSTAR TREK re-deployment, and spin-off potential built into INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.

And the director in question? Writer/Director Peter Berg. He directed FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, THE RUNDOWN (hooray for monkey love!), and…more recently…THE KINGDOM.

AICN‘s commenters have already jumped all over this rumor — and judging from their comments’ subjects, they aren’t exactly overjoyed with the news. What say you, RT faithful? Is Berg’s name a killing word?

Source: Ain’t It Cool News

Tag Cloud

Fantasy USA Universal Winners DirecTV Starz ESPN Musical TruTV MSNBC based on movie what to watch APB E! Oscars science fiction Trivia Summer VH1 Dark Horse Comics Fall TV sitcom FOX Sci-Fi GoT Video Games serial killer DC Comics Martial Arts Comic Book OWN aliens justice league singing competition Nickelodeon LGBTQ Hulu romance Superheroes TCA 2017 zombie sports FXX Reality Competition Warner Bros. Disney Masterpiece 007 Spring TV Star Trek FX Logo Mary Tyler Moore A&E Pirates CBS Podcast TBS VICE dramedy NBC Photos The Arrangement Set visit psycho The CW Opinion Marathons PBS Best and Worst SundanceTV Horror Lifetime See It Skip It Emmys Writers Guild of America thriller Netflix Tumblr El Rey TIFF TCA Western comiccon DC Universe CMT Thanksgiving TV Land Marvel Nat Geo Box Office Syfy adventure biography Comedy Central crime drama Music Action Fox News BBC America CNN IFC History spy thriller Election Schedule political drama Sundance Valentine's Day historical drama HBO Certified Fresh 2017 Character Guide YA Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Esquire Rom-Com crime 21st Century Fox period drama Tomatazos ABC Family transformers discovery American Society of Cinematographers cinemax 2016 Reality boxoffice supernatural Extras Bravo BET Mystery Ghostbusters cooking X-Men binge harry potter ABC Disney Channel Star Wars Showtime President USA Network ITV SDCC 45 Nominations RT History MTV Musicals Ellie Kemper First Look Paramount Red Carpet Food Network TNT technology AMC Sneak Peek TV Trailer composers Comedy dceu 24 frames politics Drama Premiere Dates cops TCM GIFs police drama WGN 2015 war NYCC Country Calendar PaleyFest diversity Winter TV Rocky Polls and Games medical drama Watching Series Cartoon Network Freeform Animation Awards Kids & Family BBC TLC dc Toys Grammys Teen Lionsgate Christmas Adult Swim docudrama cats crime thriller vampires Pop social media Infographic GLAAD CBS All Access Countdown Amazon Cosplay Holidays Super Bowl talk show Rock Year in Review Crackle Biopics travel Mindy Kaling E3 Interview