Legendary has plans to reboot Dune, having acquired the TV and film rights about a month ago, and the director for Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve wants to direct the reboot.
Villeneuve is also responsible for the sci-fi drama Arrival, which starring Amy Adams.
Dune was originally written as a sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert, being published in 1965.
It’s the story of House Atreides that gains control of the planet Arrakis, set in the distant future, which supplies the universe with a valuable commodity called ‘the spice’. Following a betrayal, they must lead a rebellion to restore their control over the planet. Multiple sequels followed, with a feature film in 1984 and a short TV-miniseries in 2000.
The new Dune flick will be produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter. Brian Herbert, Bryon Merritt and Kim Herbert will be in the project as executive producers.
No news on what plans they have for the reboot itself