Legendary Pictures Buys Rights to ‘Dune’

Frank Herbert’s much loved book series Dune has found a new cinematic and television home in production company Legendary Pictures (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Pacific Rim, Godzilla, The Great Wall) with a view to make a new film and small screen ventures from the property.

The Dune series contains six books with the first one immortalised on film in 1984 from David Lynch. A three part mini-series was also made in 2000.

Synopsis: Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides (the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and heir of House Atreides) as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the ‘spice’ melange, the most important and valuable substance in the cosmos. The story explores the complex, multi-layered interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion as the forces of the empire confront each other for control of Arrakis.