Peter Berg Confirms Dune Remake

During an interview with this week with director Peter Berg (“The Kingdom,” “The Rundown”), the helmer confirmed to MTV News the rumor that he will direct a new film based on Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel classic “Dune.

Calling the plans for him to direct “a done deal,” Berg said “if it weren’t for the writer’s strike, we’d be in it right now” and calls the film’s scale “big big big.” Berg says that while there’s no script yet, but they have a list of writers they plan to go out to once the strike settles.

“Dune” has been translated twice to the screen before – in the divisive and somewhat trippy 1984 David Lynch film epic, and in a more literal 4.5 hour Sci-Fi Channel mini-series adaptation in 2000.

Berg also confirmed reports from earlier this week that pre-Dune he’ll be directing the Tom Cruise thriller “Edwin A. Salt.”