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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Peter Berg Goes to "Dune"

Peter Berg ("The Kingdom") will be directing a big budget adaptation of Frank Herbert's legendary "Dune." It's in the very early stages of development and there is no script as of right now. Berg is currently set to direct "Edwin A. Salt" a spy thriller with Tom Cruise. It sounds like he and his crew are hoping that by the end of tha "Salt's" production the writer's strike will have ceased and they can get working on "Dune."

This is a movie I'd like to see made as there really hasn't been a great version of it yet. David Lynch directed the 1984 version which is often scoffed by fans of the book. The Sci-Fi Channel did, what is often praised, a better adaptation of the book in a three part mini-series. I myself have yet to read the book, but plan to in the not so distant future. I hope Berg does it justice.

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