Do We Really Need Another Movie Adaptation of Dune?

There is no denying that Frank Herbert's Dune series is one of the greatest science fiction classics ever written.  I even love the prequels and sequels written by Kevin J. Anderson and Frank's son Brian.  David Lynch made a hot mess motion picture in 1984 starring Kyle MacLachlan, Sting, and others.  The Sci-Fi Channel made two miniseries that I consider the definitive live-action versions, Frank Herbert's Dune in 2000 and Frank Herbert's Children of Dune in 2003.  Now, a long-in-development new movie version of Herbert's original novel is once again delayed because director Pierre Morel has quit the project (after director Peter Berg quit before him).  While some Dune fans might be disappointed, I personally would like to see some new miniseries of the remaining books in the saga rather than another reboot of the first story.

The new script has been written by Josh Zetumer. Paramount Pictures might allegedly sell the rights if a new director cannot be found by spring.

There are 16 novels in the Dune epic.  Why keep revisiting the first one?  With such a rich source of characters, ideas, and storylines, why continue to try to reinvent the original rather than continue the adventures?

We shall see if yet another Dune makes it to the big screen and if it will be worth the wait.

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