With a spring deadline looming on its option for the sci-fi classic, Dune, Paramount is in a mad dash to secure a director and set a start date for production. If the studio is not “absolutely confident” in the project by early 2011, it will lose its right to the film.
While Pierre Morel (Taken) was slated to direct, this has apparently fallen through, although he is still attached as a producer. Prediction: David Lynch will return to direct the remake. Second prediction: the part of the giant sand-worm thing will be played by Zach Galifianakis. (Deadline via First Showing)