Legendary Screenwriter Eric Roth to Pen ‘Dune’ Reboot

Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 Director Denis Villenueve will ibe sitting in the director’s chair when the cameras begin rolling for the Dune reboot. 

Although, every good director needs an even better writer.  Fortunately an exclusive report from Variety explains that Legendary Pictures has hired the services of reknowned movie writer Eric Roth to write Dune.  Roth is mostly known for penning MunichThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the Tom Hanks classic Forrest Gump.

Villenueve and Roth will take on the lofty task of creating a successful adaptation of Frank Herbert‘s best-selling sci-fi novel.  Something that David Lynch couldn’t even achieve in his 1984 adaptation.  On the bright side, both Villenueve and Roth have the resumes to instill confidence in even the most skeptical of fans.

Herbert’s estate also gave rights to Legendary to produce TV projects for the Dune property.  It’s likely that more news on that will come as the film reaches completion.

As more news on Dune surfaces, keep it here on Cinelinx!