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With Legendary Pictures having bought the rights to Frank Herbert's Dune series with plans to develop a new movie (and possibly television series) our resident Dune fanatics on the site, Garrett and Jordan, sit down to discuss which actors they'd love to see cast in the upcoming projects. Come inside to see their picks and add your own!
When news about Legendary buying up Dune rights broke earlier this week, reactions around the Cinelinx crew were...subdued. To be fair, the Dune franchise in terms of adaptations don't have the best track record and it's best representation is a Sci-Fi mini-series that you can barely find on DVD these days.
As such, Garrett and I found ourselves quietly geeking out to each other, which prompted a slew of ideas on who we think should bring our favorite characters to life in the new adaptation (which hopefully actually happens this »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Nothing in Hollywood is a guaranteed thing. Incredible movies bomb all the time, while total critical disasters surprisingly blow-up the box office. Studios can, however, significantly hedge their bets if a movie is based on an existing property. And if that property not only has a following already, but is based on something vast that could easily spawn sequel after sequel, it's like discovering a new world. To that end, one such world just waiting to be conquered by Hollywood is Frank Herbert's Dune. If you've never seen David Lynch's rather loose adaptation of it, or some of the miniseries based on it, Dune is a sprawling space epic about different planets, and races, fighting over intergalactic resources. It's a fantasy world full of political intrigue and...
- Peter Hall
Legendary Entertainment has acquired the film and television rights to the beloved novel from the author’s estate. The agreement reached between the two parties includes the development and production of possible film and TV projects for a global audience.
“Dune” is set in the distant future and follows the story of Paul Atreides, an orphaned royal heir who, after his family is betrayed, tries to regain control of the desert planet Arrakis, a place where the most valuable resource known as “spice” is found. The first novel launched a successful and epic book series, with its tales exploring themes of politics, religion, and man »
- Liz Calvario
I'm a really big fan of Frank Herbert's "Dune" and its many iterations. From David Lynch's bombastic adaptation which doesn't work as a stand alone movie but works relatively well as a visual companion to the first novel, to Syfy's excellent miniseries that is now nearly 20 years old. I lost track of the books sometime after the premiere of the miniseries and a couple of books into the universe which was expanded by Herbert's son Brian but considering they keep publishing them, I can only assume someone's buying them. Gotta love the built in audience...
I'm of two minds when it comes to "Dune": I'm not convinced it can ever be properly adapted into one movie and the miniseries is already great and in no need of a remake but if the right people were involved, I'd certainly love to see [Continued ...] »
Legendary Pictures is plenty busy these days bringing giant monsters to life in films like Kong: Skull Island and Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, but it looks like they're going to bring the epic in more ways than one. As Deadline reports, they've acquired the rights to Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic "Dune", for use in either in the film or TV medium. The story... Read More »
- Sean Wist
22 November 2016 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
As the saying goes, the spice must flow, and apparently, it has to flow to movie theaters.
It turns out that Frank Herbert's Dune is once again being developed for screens big and small, with Legendary picking up both TV and movie rights for the beloved sci-fi novel series — a move that suggests the studio might finally have a handle on how to translate the property outside of prose.
On paper, Dune seems like a slam dunk for adaptation — a sprawling science fiction adventure epic that mixes ecological themes with an End of Empire narrative for maximum »
- Graeme McMillan
Legendary have acquired the rights to Frank Herbert’s novel Dune. The deal, which was made with author Frank Herbert‘s estate, covers both television and film. According to Deadline, the property could span a franchise at Legendary, which will be produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers.
The original book tells the epic story of the planet Arrakis, its Atreides rulers and their mortal enemies the Harkonnens is the finest, most widely acclaimed and enduring science fiction novel of this century.
Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides (the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and heir of House Atreides) as he and his family accept »
- Paul Heath
Press Release (via /Film): Burbank, CA – November 21, 2016 – Legendary and the Frank Herbert estate have reached an agreement granting the production entity the film and television motion picture rights to the beloved novel Dune, one of the most revered science fiction novels of all time. The agreement calls for the development and production of possible film and television projects for a global audience. The projects would be produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers.
Set in the distant future, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, control of »
- Derek Anderson
Legendary Entertainment has reached a deal with the estate of Frank Herbert to acquire the film and television rights to his iconic 1965 sci-fi novel Dune. The studio is looking to launch the property as a franchise with potential film and TV projects aimed at a global audience.
Dune has twice been adapted for the screen, with David Lynch directing a feature film version in 1984, while Syfy also aired a three-part miniseries adaptation titled Frank Herbert’s Dune in 2000, which was followed by the 2003 sequel Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune. Beyond that, there have been several unsuccessful attempts to bring the project to life from filmmakers such as Alejandro Jodorowsky (chronicled in the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune), Peter Berg and Pierre Morel.
Dune “tells the story of Paul Atreides, whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, control of Arrakis »
- Gary Collinson
Perhaps after recognizing that the real world is so distasteful these days that audiences are more accepting of sci-fi stories than ever before, certified hit-making production company Legendary Entertainment has picked up the rights to Frank Herbert’s Dune, one of the most famous (and famously dense) sci-fi sagas ever written. This comes from Variety, which says the deal is for both the film and television rights to Dune, so we have no idea whether or not Legendary is planning to take this to theaters or some TV network willing to foot the bill for an elaborate space epic.
Wherever it ends up, this will be the latest in long line of attempts to adapt Dune, including David Lynch’s 1984 cult classic and Syfy’s TV miniseries released in 2000, back when the network was still the Sci-Fi Channel. As for Legendary, it’s the studio behind pretty much ...
- Sam Barsanti
Dalian Wanda-owned Legendary will develop and produce possible film or TV projects for the global market.
It starred Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides, the scion to a desert planet dynasty who leads a rebellion to return the planet under his family’s control.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
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If you’re a popular book get ready because Hollywood is coming for you. With the big screen success of books such as Harry Potter, Divergent, and Maze Runner (just to name a few) it looks like Hollywood is poaching another literary classic, Dune. If you missed the 1984 film version of the book don’t worry, you didn’t miss much…and it’s making a comeback anyway.
Legendary films has just acquired the film and TV rights to Herbert’s seminal science fiction novel Dune after coming to agreement with the Herbert estate.
Dune is a 1965 epic science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert. In 2003, it was cited as the world's best-selling science fiction novel. Set in the distant future amidst a feudal interstellar society in which noble houses, in control of individual planets, owe allegiance to the Padishah Emperor, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides, »
- Kellvin Chavez
Mike Cecchini Nov 22, 2016
Frank Herbert's Dune may be coming back to our screens, as the film and television rights have been picked up by Legendary...
After far too long, someone is taking another crack at Dune, Frank Herbert's classic series of science fiction novels. In this case, that someone is Legendary Entertainment, who are no stranger to genre franchises. There are no real details to report at the moment other than the fact that Legendary has "the film and television motion picture rights" to the Dune saga, but that's big enough news in itself. Paramount previously had the rights and had been attempting to make a new Dune movie since 2008, at one point announcing Deepwater Horizon's Peter Berg as director.
I'd like to focus on one word from the press release that's been sent out: television.
While David Lynch's ambitious and troubled 1984 big screen adaptation has achieved cult status over the years, »
Legendary has acquired the film and television rights to the classic sci-fi novel “Dune” from the Frank Herbert estate. Herbert is the author of the 1965 novel, made into a movie by David Lynch in 1984. The agreement requires any “Dune” project to be geared toward a global audience. Also Read: 'Jodorowsky's Dune' Review: A Riveting Chronicle of 'The Greatest Movie Never Made' More than one project is being produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert as executive producers. The story is set in the distant future and revolves around Paul »
- Meriah Doty
Truth be told, it’s been a long time coming. Originally adapted for the silver screen by David Lynch in ’84, before a mini-series was spun out in 2000, ten years ago Paramount was said to be courting Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day) for Dune. Those plans ground to a halt when Berg made for the exit door, and though the studio quickly drafted in Pierre Morel as a replacement, Morel wasn’t far behind him.
Development hell beckoned, then, but over the past few months there have been fleeting signs that Dune could be resuscitated. For instance, back in September, Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve expressed his long-time desire to wrangle Herbert’s seminal classic on to the big screen, »
- Michael Briers
It's been a long time coming, but the remake of Dune is finally underway. And today's announcement from Legendary Entertainment also confirms that a TV series will go into production in the near future. Legendary has released a PR detailing their agreement with the Frank Herbert estate. The movie and TV show are being made with a global audience in mind. Here is the full press release for the upcoming projects.
Legendary and the Frank Herbert estate have reached an agreement granting the production entity the film and television motion picture rights to the beloved novel Dune, one of the most revered science fiction novels of all time. The agreement calls for the development and production of possible film and television projects for a global audience. The projects would be produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers. »
Frank Herbert‘s sci-fi classic “Dune” has yet to be given the cinematic treatment worthy of its legendary status. You can put as much revisionist paint on David Lynch‘s troubled 1984 production, but it’s not a good movie by any stretch, and even if Alejandro Jodorowsky had been given free reign to do what he wanted in the 1970s (as detailed in the excellent documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune“) let’s be real, it would’ve been a fascinating curiosity, but probably not a great film.
Continue reading Legendary Entertainment Obtains The Spice & Remake Rights To ‘Dune’ at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
One of the most iconic and beloved science fiction stories around, Dune, is getting a new shot at the big screen, and potentially TV thanks to Legendary Pictures.
I read Frank Herbert's Dune for the first time while I was in the sixth grade, and it completely altered my views on sci-fi in general. More than just about any other work of fiction (yes, I'm including Star Wars), Dune is what drove me to be creative and pursue writing. It's a series I've come back to time and time again (I just finished my umpteenth re-read last month), and it seems perfectly suited for the big screen.
Despite some attempts, Dune hasn't seen the same blockbuster success outside of the book realm that it so rightly deserves. Hopefully, Legendary Pictures can change that. They announced today they've purchased the rights to Frank Herbert's series, with plans for a movie and even a TV series. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Legendary Entertainment has acquired the rights to Frank Herbert’s Dune. Learn the details about Legendary’s Dune movie, after the jump. Legendary and the Frank Herbert estate have reached an agreement which includes both the film and television motion picture rights to the classic sci-fi novel Dune. The agreement allows Legendary and Universal Pictures to develop […]
The post Legendary Entertainment Acquires Rights To Make ‘Dune’ Movie and TV Series appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
The agreement calls for the development and production of possible film and TV projects for a global audience. The projects would be produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers.
The novel was also adapted as the 1984 film directed by David Lynch. The film starred Kyle MacLachlan and at the time was thought of as a flop, getting poor reviews and grossing just $30.9 million, but more recently has attained cult status.
Set in the distant future, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the »
- Justin Kroll
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