28 October 2009 11:00 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Depending on how you feel about Peter Berg directing the upcoming adaptation of Dune, you'll either cheer or weep at this piece of news. A bit of somewhat solid sounding reporting has come out of Pajiba, telling us that Peter Berg has straight up dropped off the project, leaving Paramount on the hunt for a new helmer. Berg has proven himself in the action world with the Middle Eastern actioner The Kingdom, but there's no real sci-fi anywhere on his resume that gets me at all excited about his involvement with Dune. However, there are two potential heirs to the Dune throne, and both of them are enough to make sci-fi nerd-dom squeal with delight. The two candidates are all kinds of Neil, with Neill Blomkamp and Neil Marshall both getting scripts sent out to them. According to Pajiba's so-called source, The Hollywood Cog, Marshall (The Descent and the upcoming »

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