CONFIRMED: ARRIVAL Director Denis Villeneuve Will Helm The DUNE Reboot For Legendary Pictures

It was recently reported that Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) was in early talks to direct Legendary's Dune reboot, and now it looks like the deal has been finalized. More past the jump...

It looks like the planned Dune reboot has found a heck of a director. Following an initial report from last month, Brian Herbert (son of author Frank Herbert) has officially confirmed that Denis Villeneuve has signed in to bring his father's sweeping sci-fi epic to the big screen for Legendary Pictures.


Villeneuve's name was recently brought up as a potential replacement for Ben Affleck on The Batman, and although there is always a slim chance he could tackle that project once he's wrapped on Dune, one would assume this takes him out of the picture - if he was ever really in it in the first place, that is.

There have been several different adaptions of Dune over the years, the most famous (or infamous, depending on your perspective) is David Lynch's ambitious but flawed 1984 movie starring Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Kyle MacLachlan. This latest take will be produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers.
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