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Eric Roth Will Write ‘Dune’ Remake

Well, it looks like the Denis Villeneuve directed remake of Dune has found itself a writer. Variety is reporting that Eric Roth will script the film. Roth is probably best known for scripting the film adaptation of Forrest Gump, for which he won an Academy Award. He also co-wrote films like Munich, The Insider and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

So yeah – he kind of knows what he’s doing.

Legendary acquired the film and television rights to Frank Herbert’s legendary novel last fall. Villeneuve, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce on any projects from this deal, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull and Kim Herbert excutive producing. Kevin J Anderson is also serving as a creative consultant on the venture.

This will be the third onscreen adaptation of Dune in my lifetime, and while I’ve enjoyed both, they’re both imperfect. I mean, Lynch’s film was beautiful but slow, and Syfy’s miniseries was well paced but a product of its lower budget. But you know what they say — third time’s a charm.

Via Variety

Blade Runner 2 Cast Announced

The Blade Runner sequel is one of those things where I can’t decide whether or not it’s a brilliant idea or a terrible one. But regardless of how it turns out, it’s a thing that is happening and we all have to be okay with it.

Or something.

Anyway, this thing that is happening, and now we know who is going to actually be in it. Besides Harrison Ford (who is reprising his role from the original) and Ryan Gosling (who’s expected to play the lead), it’s now been confirmed that Dave Bautista and Robin Wright will also star. Audiences know Wright from House of Cards, and Bautista is, of course, best known for Guardians of the Galaxy.

The film is scheduled to go into production this summer with a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Denis Villeneuve is directing the film, with Ridley Scott taking the role of executive producer. It’s a solid team, but making a sequel to Blade Runner is still a daunting task.

I guess we’ll all find out if they pull it out when Blade Runner 2 comes out on January 12, 2018.

Via Newsweek