Peter Berg Talks “Dune” Remake

Director Peter Berg (“The Kingdom,” “Friday Night Lights”) recently spoke with Sci-Fi Wire about the “Dune” remake he’s been attached to.

The filmmaker says he plans to do a very different take on Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi tale which has been twice adapted for the screen before – “I think I had a much more different experience, I think, with the book than David Lynch did. To me, I think my interpretation will feel significantly different from that and the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries that aired. I have a different experience than both of those filmmakers did.”

The main change will be to bring more pace and energy to the story – “The book was much more muscular and adventurous, more violent and possibly even a little bit more fun. I think those are all elements of my experience of the book that can be brought in without offending the die-hard fans of the Bene Gesserit and Kwisatz Haderach. There’s a more dynamic film to be made.”

Timing wise he’s prepping the project alongside the new season of “Friday Night Lights”, but no start of shooting dates seem to have yet been scheduled.