Legendary Pictures Actively Scouting Locations for 'Dune'

While fans of Frank Herbert's epic series Dune have been waiting for the "perfect" adaptation for some time, there is no denying the appeal of the versions we've gotten thus far.

Legendary Pictures Actively Scouting Locations for 'Dune'

David Lynch's '80s take, while imperfect and fraught with issues ranging from budget woes to "the weirding way" — seriously, Lynch didn't want the Bene Gesserit fighting style to look like Kung Fu, hence the vocal thing — it remains a classic.

The BBC/SYFY miniseries adaptation had its problems, taking even more liberties (arguably) with the characters and narrative than Lynch did. However, it told more of the story and even ventured into the sequel book, The Children of Dune.

Legendary Pictures has been working on a new adaptation for some time, with Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve at the helm and Brian Herbert (Frank's son, and author himself) on board as a consultant. We know there have been a few scripts turned in (and revised), and according to a tweet from Brian today, Legendary is looking at possible filming locations right now.

"Intense activity on the movie . . . While the next draft of the screenplay is being written, Legendary also has a scout at work, ltraveling to several countries to look at possible filming locations . . . for desert and other scenes," Brian tweeted.

Brian has been the best source for information on the project; he often comments when a new draft of the script has been turned in or is being edited. Or, as he said back on the 10th, pre-production updates.

Needless to say, on a personal level, I am incredibly hungry for Villeneuve's version of Dune, and so is Harkonnen Knife Fight the band.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

 Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional
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