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For many, the original 1984 Dune movie was a bit of a hit and miss affair. Directed by none other than David Lynch, it left us with a feeling that, on some level, it could have been much better. We are about to find out what modern technology can do to production values, with news that a remake is coming. Even more exciting, it will be helmed by Denis Villeneuve, the man responsible for Sicario, Arrival, and the new Blade Runner 2049.

The news was made public by Brian Herbert, the son of Frank Herbert who wrote the Dune series, in a tweet.

Brian Herbert further mentions that the use of the word “series” is deliberate, noting that any one of the 19 books in the Dune saga could appear as the first movie. In another tweet he goes on to state that there is “No details on movie versus television yet”, so it’s unclear if the project might not be heading to Netflix. At this stage, all we know is that Legendary Pictures will be producing the movie.

From our side, we can only hope and pray that Villeneuve drags in the amazing Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, Holy Mountain), who did amazing pre-production work for a Dune movie that never got made, featuring input from H.R Giger, Salvador Dali and Moebius. His massive efforts were at least commemorated in the 2014 documentary, Jodorowsky’s Dune, which comes highly recommended. The trailer is posted below to tide you over until we have further news on Villeneuve’s project.

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