A ‘Dune’ Series Is Coming To WarnerMedia’s Streaming Service From ‘Dune’ Movie Director Denis Villeneuve

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Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is
currently shooting his massive Dune remake with
Timothée Chalamet
,
Rebecca Ferguson
, Oscar Isaac
and a boatload of other pretty people. Seeing as how author Frank
Herbert’s classic tombs of science fiction and fantasy has
already been adapted into a cult classic film and a mediocre
mini-series, it’s one hell of an undertaking on Villeneuve’s
part. Yet that didn’t stop him from signing on to helm a Dune
series for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service.


Per Variety
:

Set in the universe of Frank Herbert’s epic Dune novel series,
Dune: The Sisterhood is told through the eyes of a mysterious order
of women known as the Bene Gesserit. Given extraordinary abilities
by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit
expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The
Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead
them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis, known to its inhabitants as
Dune.

In a statement, the director
explained that
“the Bene Gesserit have always been
fascinating to me… Focusing a series around that powerful order
of women seemed not only relevant and inspiring but a dynamic
setting for the television series.”

Villeneuve will direct the pilot and executive produce the
series with Jon Spaihts, who is writing it. The pair also co-wrote
the Dune film’s screenplay with Eric Roth. While the movie is
slated to hit theaters on November 20th, 2020, WarnerMedia offered
no indication for when Dune: The Sisterhood would begin
streaming.

(Via
Variety
)

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A ‘Dune’ Series Is Coming To WarnerMedia’s Streaming Service From ‘Dune’ Movie Director Denis Villeneuve