According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary Pictures has obtained the rights to the classic sci-fi novel Dune, which was already adapted into a successful 194 film by David Lynch. Legendary reports that they are thinking of possible film and TV projects in order to reach a wider audience.
The novel Dune was written by Frank Herbert in 1965. It’s set in a distant future where the protagonist, Paul Atreides, and his family controls the desert planet Arrakis. Arrakis produces a mysterious highly valuable resource, which all the royal families that inhabit that planet want control of. Paul and his family are soon betrayed and thus the story unfolds. It weaves a plot of politics, religion and a man’s relationship to nature, as it is up to Paul to lead a rebellion in order to restore his family’s seat on the throne.
The last time Dune was reincarnated was in 2013 with Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune documentary entitled, Jodorowsky’s Dune.
Be on the look out for more Dune news as the rest of the year continues.