After four years of failed attempts, Paramount Pictures has dropped its development plans for a remake of the classic Frank Herbert sci-fi novel "Dune" says Deadline.
Producer Richard P. Rubinstein holds the rights to the Frank Herbert novel and, after Paramount's option ran out recently, an extension was not granted. Rubinstein tells the site "I'm going to look at my options, and whether I wind up taking the script we developed in turnaround, or start over, I'm not sure yet."
Chase Palmer developed the script with "Taken" director Pierre Morel, a script that Rubinstein may take with him. However he says that "Right now, Dune has no commitments or attachments."