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WORM SIGN: Legendary Pictures' 'Dune' Looking at a 2020 Release Date

Just a little bit ago, we shared the pretty awesome news that Gale Force Nine will be creating new table top gaming items in the world of Frank Herbert's Dune, utilizing previously published materials by Frank, his son Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson, AS WELL AS the upcoming Legendary Pictures film adaptation from director Denis Villeneuve.

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Buried in the press release about the partnership between Gale Force Nine, Legendary Entertainment, and Herbert Properties LLC was the reveal of a possible theatrical release date of the Dune film.

"The full range of products, including board and miniatures games, are scheduled to release just prior to the upcoming Dune theatrical release in 2020."

This is very exciting, and it means that production on the feature film should be gearing up before too long. Brian Herbert has recently confirmed that yet another draft of the script has passed his desk, and that "each one is better than the last".

We do know that active location scouting is going on, and that Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet is in talks to play Paul Atreides, the hero Arrakis needs.

We'll let you know as soon as we learn more about the production.

Long live the fighters.

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Mary Anne ButlerAbout 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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