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Oscar-nominated Arrival director Denis Villeneuve is set to direct the new film adaptation of Dune.

Legendary Pictures chose the director who is currently working on another science-fiction reboot, Blade Runner 2049.

Frank Herbert’s novel was made into a film in 1984 by director David Lynch.

This new adaptation will reportedly be the first in a series of Dune films.

This news was announced by Herbert’s son Brian who is also a producer on the project.

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Other directors considered for the project included Sir Ridley Scott (Alien) and Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon).

There is no word yet on who will star in the film.

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