So, rumour is Villeneuve's campaign to direct a new version of Dune is bearing fruit. After Arrival was bought he gave an interview that Dune was his dream project, then Legendary bought the film and TV rights, then Dune Novels (run by The Herbert Partnership)announced they were in negotiations with a great director - now Variety is reporting that Villeneuve is about to sign and it will be a joint film and TV project like The Dark Tower is attempting. http://variety.com/2016/film/news/denis-villeneuve-dune-reboot-legendary-pictures-1201929280/ We'll see what happens. Berg failed to get his project off the ground a decade ago at the height of his influence, and the back up Morel never got anywhere either. The sci-fi channels attempts at an ongoing TV series were killed with the change of executives the year after CoD was released. Not to mention all the failed attempts in the 70's and 80's. Plus all the issues The Dark Tower has had pursuing a similar franchise set up. Until they start filming I'm going to take this with a grain of salt. Dune and Dune Messiah are my all time favourite books. While Lynch's film is deeply flawed and the first sci-I miniseries is hampered by budget constraints, the Dune Messiah portion of the second miniseries was damn near perfect, especially Alec Newman's portrayal of a man who is trapped in his own vision. That is exactly how I always pictured Paul in the books and hope that's how the new interpretation, if it gets made, embraces his character as well.