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Denis Villeneuve In Talks To Direct A "Dune" Reboot

“ Blade Runner: 2049 ” director Denis Villeneuve looks ready to jump into another classic fixture from the sci-fi world. Sources tell Variety that Villeneuve is in early talks to direct Legendary’s “ Dune ” reboot for the company. Legendary has not commented on the news. Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, Legendary closed a deal with the Frank Herbert estate for the rights his iconic novel, granting the production entity not only rights to film but also TV-based projects on the sci-fi property. The projects would be produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers. Set in the distant future, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, control of Arrakis is highly contested among competing noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics,