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Holy Muad’Dib! Taken’s Pierre Morel to direct Dune

Posted by LiveFor on January 5, 2010

Possibly great news for the new adaption of Dune. Peter Berg had been attached to this for a while, but he jumped ship to direct Battleship.

Now, according to EW Pierre Morel (Taken, From Paris With Love, District 13) is heading to Arrakis.

Paramount has found a new director for its remake of the sci-fi classic Dune, after Peter Berg dropped off the project in October. The studio has hired Taken helmer Pierre Morel to oversee the movie. Paramount is currently looking for a new writer to incorporate Morel’s vision of the project into the original draft by Quantum of Solace scribe Josh Zetumer. Morel plans to make a very faithful adaptation of the 1965 book by Frank Herbert. The movie is a high priority for Paramount’s production chief Adam Goodman. Kevin Misher and Richard Rubinstein are producing.

Taken was one of the best action films of the past few years so Morel has got the goods for a more actioney type of Dune. However, I am not sure if he has the sci-fi chops for such an epic tale. Mind you I still have a soft spot for David Lynch’s version.

The question is whether they will try and do the whole book in one film again or if it will be broken up into a few?

What do you think about Morel taking on Arrakis? Who should go all blue eyed and star in it? Should it be in 3D?

The Spice must flow.

One Response to “Holy Muad’Dib! Taken’s Pierre Morel to direct Dune”

  1. […] is slowly moving on with a new version of Dune directed by Pierre Morel (Taken). However, a person by the name of Sasha Burrow has a project to […]

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