Taken Helmer Takes Over “Dune” Remake

“Taken” director Pierre Morel is set to take over the directing reigns of the “Dune” remake at Paramount Pictures reports Entertainment Weekly.

Peter Berg (“The Kingdom,” “The Rundown”) was originally attached to direct but dropped off the project in October.

A new scribe will now be hired to incorporate Morel’s vision of the project into the current script by Josh Zetumer (“Quantum of Solace”) which is expected to be a very faithful adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel classic.

Kevin Misher and Richard Rubinstein are producing.