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Legendary acquires film and TV rights for the sci-fi epic Dune

11.22.2016

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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 follows that of a young man Paul Atreides, whose family accepts the stewardship of the desert planet Arrakis. As this planet is the only source of the most important and valuable substance in the universe, control of Arrakis is a coveted and dangerous undertaking. The story explores politics, religion, and the classic hero's tale set amidst a massive science-fiction backdrop. David Lynch tried his hand at adapting this material in the mid-80s, and then another adaptation came our way via the SyFy channel in the year 2000. There's been talk over the years of another film or series of films to take advantage of the source material, but nothing has ever come of it. Let's see what Legendary can pull together!

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Source: Deadline

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1:23AM on 11/24/2016
I would love to see Lynch come back and have no interference from the studio. His version of Dune for me is one of my most favorite films flaws in all.
I would love to see Lynch come back and have no interference from the studio. His version of Dune for me is one of my most favorite films flaws in all.
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7:37AM on 11/23/2016

Worst Sci-Fi books ever

(except for Ender's game, which was worse). I know you nerds-cum-fanboys will cry "sacrilege" but I was just completely unable to grind through the first four horribly boring, dry books before giving up forever. I just don't get the love that this series sees.
(except for Ender's game, which was worse). I know you nerds-cum-fanboys will cry "sacrilege" but I was just completely unable to grind through the first four horribly boring, dry books before giving up forever. I just don't get the love that this series sees.
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6:40PM on 11/22/2016
A few months ago, Denis Villeneuve expressed his desire to film a new version of Dune. One can only hope...
A few months ago, Denis Villeneuve expressed his desire to film a new version of Dune. One can only hope...
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6:09PM on 11/22/2016
Fucking can't wait I just hope they do it right. Such a rich story to tell. I could see it being very Game of Thrones ish. It after all is rival family's (planets) battle over control of the most powerful thing in their lives. I actually didn't hate the movie despite its major flaws. Its cheesy fun, but I'd prefer to see something truly epic made.
Fucking can't wait I just hope they do it right. Such a rich story to tell. I could see it being very Game of Thrones ish. It after all is rival family's (planets) battle over control of the most powerful thing in their lives. I actually didn't hate the movie despite its major flaws. Its cheesy fun, but I'd prefer to see something truly epic made.
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2:23PM on 11/22/2016
This excited me to no end. With a quality writer and director attached this will be awesome, Legendary's track record is definitely hit and miss, but the past two years it's been pretty solid, even their films I've disliked haven't been 100% crap.
This excited me to no end. With a quality writer and director attached this will be awesome, Legendary's track record is definitely hit and miss, but the past two years it's been pretty solid, even their films I've disliked haven't been 100% crap.
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