New Dune adaptation is dead
Paramount Pictures have spent the past four years trying to figure out how to adapt Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel Dune, but they’ve finally thrown in the towel.
Despite first signing Hancock director Peter Berg and then Taken’s Pierre Morel to helm the adaptation, the studio have decided to allow the rights to lapse.
Richard P. Rubinstein, who controls the Dune rights, said:
“Paramount’s option has expired and we couldn’t reach an agreement. I’m going to look at my options, and whether I wind up taking the script we developed in turnaround, or start over, I’m not sure yet.”