New Dune gets a writer June 6, 2008 Zetumer in negotiations to write the latest incarnation of ‘Dune’. Josh Zetumer is in negotiations to write the latest incarnation of ‘Dune’, Frank Herbert’s sprawling sci-fi epic. The award-winning 1965 novel — the first in a series of six books about a futuristic struggle for control of a precious spice called Melange on the desert planet Arrakis — was first adapted by David Lynch into a 1984 film and was also a SCI FI Channel miniseries in 2000. Kevin Misher is producing the new version with Peter Berg attached to direct. Herbert’s son Brian and Kevin J. Anderson, who have co-written several additional “Dune” novels, will co-produce. DISCUSS: Do you want to see another ‘Dune’?