Brian Herbert, son of the late author Frank Herbert, has confirmed on Twitter that filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is officially signed up to helm the new feature adaptation of “Dune”.
Herbert describes it as a ‘Dune series film project’ which suggests multiple installments – understandable considering the size and complexity of the material.
Word broke late last year that the “Arrival” and “Prisoners” helmer would tackle the property, something he’s labelled a dream project. This would also seem to be his next work once he wraps post-production on “Blade Runner 2049” ahead of its release in October.
No word as yet regarding who is penning the script adaptation.
It's official — Legendary Pictures has signed the very talented Denis Villeneuve to direct the exciting new DUNE series film project.
— Brian Herbert (@DuneAuthor) February 1, 2017