Screenwriter Zetumer to Adapt 'Dune' Redo

Screenwriter Josh Zetumer (Villain) is in negotiations to pen the latest movie incarnation of Dune, Frank Herbert's sprawling sci-fi epic, for Paramount Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The award-winning 1965 novel--the first in a series of six books about a futuristic struggle for control of a precious spice called Melange on the desert planet Arrakis--was first adapted by David Lynch into a financially and critically disastrous 1984 film (though Herbert apparently liked it). the material also was turned into a SCI FI Channel miniseries in 2000.

Kevin Misher is producing the new version through his Paramount-based Misher Films. Herbert's son, Brian, and Kevin J. Anderson, who have co-written several additional Dune novels, will co-produce.

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