Pierre Morel to Direct ‘Dune’

Tuesday, January 5 by

Taken‘s Pierre Morel has been hired by Paramount to direct the upcoming adaptation of Dune. Morel, who also directed the upcoming John Travolta as Mr. Clean biopic From Paris, With Love, is looking to stay faithful to Frank Herbert’s 1965 book and is in search for a writer that can help bring that to pass. This will be the third adaptation of Dune brought to the screen. And probably the first to involve parkour.

Peter Berg was originally attached but left in order to adapt Milton Bradley’s Battleship into a feature film about sailor fighting aliens. Uh-huh. Right. I guess Stephen Sommers was indisposed. (EW)

 

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