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Paramount buries Dune remake

Worm-riding, sweat-drinking spice war epic on hold

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The planned Paramount Pictures movie adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune has been cancelled.

The attempt to get the 1965 sci-fi classic once again adapted for the silver screen came to nothing after more than a year of development. Paramount had recruited Taken helmsman Pierre Morel to direct.

Richard Rubinstein, who controls the rights to the book, explained: "Paramount's option has expired and we couldn't reach an agreement. I'm going to look at my options, and whether I wind up taking the script we developed in turnaround, or start over, I'm not sure yet."

The script in question was knocked together by Morel and Chase Palmer, and they apparently "cut the mammoth subject matter down to a compelling story that could be told at feature length".

Rubinstein said he'll probably talk to both men with a view to resurrecting the project, which will need someone with very deep pockets to fund its estimated $100m production budget. ®

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