That New Dune Movie Is In Trouble Again

Posted by Michael Sacco on Nov 14, 2010 in Cinema |

Sandworm

The Dune remake that was supposed to be headed to theaters may be so much sand in the wind after all. Deadline reports that Frank Herbert’s estate has issued an ultimatum for Paramount to announce production dates for the film by spring 2011 or they’ll lose the Dune license. This is hardly the first trouble the remake has seen — it’s been through two or more directors already, and one iteration was already completely scrapped, as seen in old concept art. If Paramount does end up losing the license, with hundreds of thousands of dollars already paid in optioning and pre-production funds, that money is basically sandworm food.

Michael Sacco is a freelance editor and writer, currently working as senior editor at WoW Insider.

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