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.
It's official — Legendary Pictures has signed the very talented Denis Villeneuve to direct the exciting new DUNE series film project.
— Brian Herbert (@DuneAuthor) February 1, 2017
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.