CATEGORIES Action, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Paramount, Scripts, DIY/Filmmaking, Newsstand, Remakes and Sequels, Movie News, CinematicalThe news that frenetic actioner Pierre Morel was directing Dune caught everyone by surprise, and led to a lot of parkour-with-shields jokes on Twitter. But in an interview with IGN, Morel offered a little insight as to where he'll be taking the remake. For one, contrary to the trade report, he's scrapping Peter Berg's script and starting all over again.
"We're starting from scratch," says Morel. "Peter had an approach which was not mine at all, and we're starting over again. I don't think we're going to keep any elements of the Peter Berg script. It was good, actually. It was interesting. It was just not our vision. I can't tell you right now [who's writing it with me], it's going to be official next week. The deals are not done!" Nor should you hold your breath for a lot of groundbreaking "Guess who is playing Paul Atreides!" news. "Dune is such a huge, huge project. It's big, it's challenging, it's long-term -- we're only starting. We have to rewrite the script, we have to develop a whole universe. It's going to be a long thing, so who knows. But I'm passionate about Dune so I'd love to do it next."
Morel also wants it to be clear that he's not remaking David Lynch's Dune. "We're doing a re-reading, a brand new approach on the book, a very true approach to the book, the original material. So we will have to deal with trying to erase the image that David Lynch did so we can propose our image."
And yes -- you may just see 3D sandworms and a floating 3D Baron Harkonnen though Morel won't commit to an official declaration. But come on, you knew it'd be 3D.