DUNE Remake Gets A Director

The planned new film version of Frank Herbert’s classic science-fiction novel Dune has found a director in the form of Denis Villeneuve. Herbert’s son Brian, who is the custodian of his father’s literary work,tweeted out the news late last night.

Villeneuve was just nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for his science-fiction drama Arrival and is the director of the upcoking Blade Runner sequel. Arrival was very much a movie that focused on the interior of star Amy Adams’ character. Dune is a novel that despite its big trappings of intergalactic power struggles amd civil war, is very much about the internal struggle of lead character Paul Atreides. Visualizing this struggle has proven to be the bane of past adaptions, but Villeneuve may be able to overcome that hurtle.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty-five years experience writing about film and pop culture. He is a member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.
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