‘First’ Dune movie will cover half of original book

The upcoming big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune will be too big for just one movie.

Denis Villeneuve is directing the project. Brian Herbert, the author’s son, recently said the screenplay is in its fourth draft, and that it covers the first half of the book only.

David Lynch wrote and directed a 1984 adaptation of Dune that had a stellar cast but felt very rushed, so maybe this is a good (worm)sign.

Brian Herbert also recently said he didn’t have to shop the film around when the rights became available again — there was a bit of a studio frenzy to grab the project. He’s also been soliciting fan suggestions for casting; we’ll see what comes of that …

Who would you like to see in the new Dune movie?

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