Pierre Morel attached to helm Dune remake

A director has been found for the upcoming remake of the classic sci-fi epic Dune.


According to Entertainment Weekly, the studio has tapped French filmmaker Pierre Morel (Taken, From Paris With Love) to replace Peter Berg, who dropped out last fall to direct Battleship instead:


“Paramount is currently looking for a new writer to incorporate Morel’s vision of the project into the original draft by Quantum of Solace scribe Josh Zetumer,” EW reports.

“Morel plans to make a very faithful adaptation of the 1965 book by Frank Herbert.”


EW went on to add that the project is a high priority for the Paramount.