Dune is one of the classic science-fiction novels, setting so much groundwork for what came after, so it's not surprising that Hollywood wants to have another go at making a solid film out of it (after David Lynch's... mixed 1984 attempt).
Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is on board to helm the remake/new adaptation, and he has been talking about his vision for it.
"Most of the main ideas of Star Wars are coming from Dune so it's going to be a challenge to (tackle) this," he told Fandom.
"The ambition is to do the Star Wars movie I never saw. In a way, it's Star Wars for adults. We'll see."
Both franchises have the whole 'used future' and religious aspects, but Dune focuses a lot more on gender roles, environmentalism and sexuality (although how well it handles these is up for debate).
There have been plenty of attempts to get another Dune movie off the ground, but with Legendary Pictures in charge and the fact that Denis Villeneuve managed to get a Blade Runner sequel not only made, but critically successful, we're a little hopeful this time.
One thing the director won't be doing is helming the next movie in the James Bond franchise, although he is open to getting in the chair for an instalment in the future.
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