While Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming take on Frank Herbert’s Dune continues to amass an absolutely stunning cast, now comes word on the Dune property venturing to another medium.
Via News Web, Funcom N.V. is currently in talks over an exclusive partnership with Legendary Studios to develop Dune video games.
It’s believed that these talks are for a six-year agreement to release at least three games on PC and consoles. One of said games will be an open world multiplayer effort that will head into pre-production later this year.
As alluded to, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune movie has put together a cast that currently features Timothée Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgard, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Rampling, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian and Dave Bautista, with Jason Momoa also in talks.
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
Villeneuve’s Dune is currently set for a November 2020 release.
As ever, expect more on all things Dune as they continue to develop.