Dune Movie Moves Forward

Looks like the Dune movie remake is now back on track, with Paramount announcing a new writer for the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter Chris Palmer is now reworking the old Josh Zetumer screenplay for new director Pierre Morel.

Morel, who has helmed such films as From Paris With Love and Taken, was appointed earlier this year, replacing Peter (Hancock) Berg who dropped out last year. Palmer has previously worked on the screenplays for No Blood, No Guts, No Glory and The Dallas Buyer's Club. The Palmer/Morel vision for the movie is apparently closer to the source material. Paramount is hoping that the film will go to a franchise. We're hoping the sandworms look a bit better, and it doesn't feature a a current pop star weariing only a pair of S&M undies.