Friday, 30 March 2012

Dune Reboot in 2014

Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert, published in 1965. It won the Hugo Award in 1966, and the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel. Dune is frequently cited as the world's best-selling science fiction noveland was the start of the Dune saga.

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 control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the "spice" melange, the most important and valuable substance in the universe. The story explores the complex and multi-layered interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion, as the forces of the empire confront each other for control of Arrakis and its "spice".

SCI FI Wire caught up with director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) who is currently developing a Dune reboot.Berg is planning on bringing a wholly different take to the material than previous directors. The most famous adaptation was done by David Lynch in 1984.

"I think I had a much more different experience, I think, with the book than David Lynch did.To me, I think my interpretation will feel significantly different from that and the [Syfy] Channel miniseries that aired. I have a different experience than both of those filmmakers did."

Berg wants his version to be more epic in scope.

"The book was much more muscular and adventurous, more violent and possibly even a little bit more fun. I think those are all elements of my experience of the book that can be brought in without offending the die-hard fans of the Bene Gesserit and Kwisatz Haderach. There's a more dynamic film to be made."

Check out "Dune" Movie Trailer back in 1984!


  1. There are so many many ways to imagine this far off time and place (Like the bible) that I would be glad to see a continuous stream of visual interpretations. But, Dune is almost like a history book of a future, so there needs to be care taken in the character continuity like with LOTR.