Legendary Acquires DUNE Movie and TV Rights

Written by Andrew Pollard Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Movie News

Ready for another new take on a cult favourite? No? Well, we’re set to get one, for it’s been announced that Frank Herbert’s Dune is being adapted once more.

Legendary and the Frank Herbert Estate have confirmed that they’ve reached an agreement for the movie and TV rights for Dune. The deal will see the development of a movie and potentially a TV series, too. And such projects will be produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter, with executive producer roles for Brian Herbert, Kim Herbert and Byron Merritt.

Dune began life back in 1965, with Frank Herbert’s original novel tying for the 1966 Hugo Award and then winning the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel. Set in the distant future, the story centres on Paul Atreides as his family takes control of the desert planet known as Arrakis. With valuable resources key to the tale, what unravels is a plot that’s full of politics, betrayal, and man’s relationship with nature. A Kyle MacLachlan-starring, David Lynch-helmed movie followed in 1984, which went on to become a cult classic, and then Syfy developed a Dune TV series in 2000. As for written works, Herbert penned five sequels himself before Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert expanded that written world even further.

Expect more on any and all Dune projects as and when they develop.

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