‘Dune’ TV Series Loses Showrunner Jon Spaihts

dune tv series showrunner

The Dune TV series destined for HBO Max, Dune: The Sisterhood, is going to need a new showrunner. Jon Spaihts, who wrote the script for the upcoming Dune movie from director Denis Villeneuve, was set to serve as showrunner for the tie-in TV series, but that’s no longer the case. Sources claim that Legendary TV was unsatisfied with the work Spaiths was doing on the show, but that doesn’t mean the writer’s time in the world of Dune is done – he’s still slated to pen the Dune sequel.

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dune female characters

The praise brigade is back in full force for Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune, with star Rebecca Ferguson revealing that the director has given a more empowering update to the story’s female characters. Ferguson, who plays Jessica, the mother of the protagonist played by Timothee Chalamet, acknowledged that her character was created by author Frank Herbert when men and women didn’t exactly have equal rights, but that Villeneuve’s upcoming sci-fi film will give a more progressive take on the Dune female characters.

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tom and jerry movie release date

The people have stormed the gates of Warner Bros., pitchforks in hand, demanding to see the Tom and Jerry movie sooner rather than later. “Give us that murderous cat and the annoying rodent he wants to eat!” cried the teeming masses. “We can wait no longer! We thirst for live-action movies based on nearly 80-year-old cartoons!” To quell the riot, Warner Bros. has moved the Tom and Jerry movie release date from April 2021 to December 2020. We can all sleep easy now.

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Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune cast can’t stop heaping tons of praise on the director. The latest actor to put in his two cents about the acclaimed filmmaker is Stellan Skarsgard, who promised that Villeneuve is being given almost complete creative freedom on the film by Legendary and Warner Bros., and also took the chance to tease some (vague) details.

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New Dune Movie Release Date

Over the weekend, Warner Bros. Pictures made some adjustments to their release calendar for the next couple of years. First up, the studio decided to move Denis Villeneuve‘s adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel Dune out of the busy weekend before Thanksgiving. And then they added to the fall of 2021 by setting a date for the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic from Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann. Find out when you can catch both of these movies below. Read More »

Dune TV series

Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment are going all-in on Dune. Not only are they releasing a huge, star-studded movie adaptation from director Denis Villeneuve, they’re also moving forward with a Dune TV series for their upcoming streaming service. Titled Dune: The Sisterhood, the show will be set in the same universe as the film, and focus on a mysterious order of women. And for the sake of synergy, Villeneuve is also set to direct the pilot.

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Fans of Frank Herbert‘s seminal 1965 sci-fi novel have reason to be nervous about Denis Villeneuve‘s upcoming adaptation of Dune — the last feature adaptation of the story resulted in one of the most infamous big-budget disasters put to the big screen. But worry not, Dune fans. Villeneuve is doing his best to make sure his upcoming Dune adaptation will be faithful to the novel.

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dune sequel

There’s a lot of sandy ground to cover with Dune, and one movie might not cut it. Director Denis Villeneuve‘s star-studded Dune adaptation is currently filming, but will there be more to come? Villeneuve has hinted in the past that he’d like to make more than one film to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic to life, and as of now, that seems to be the plan. In a new interview, Legendary CEO Joshua Grode confirms that at least one Dune sequel is being planned – although that could change.

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Dune languages

Denis Villeneuve is sparing no expense when it comes to creating a fully-realized world for his big, star-studded Dune movie. In order to create the many otherworldly dialects in the Frank Herbert adaptation, David J. Peterson, who built the Dothraki and Valyrian languages on Game of Thrones, has been hired to create the Dune languages as well.

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dune score

Aside from John Williams, Hans Zimmer is in a rarified group of modern film composers who have celebrity status and widespread recognition based on their names alone. Zimmer is an Oscar winner who’s crafted scores for films like The Lion King, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Inception, and dozens more, and now he’s adding another sci-fi notch to his belt: Zimmer will provide the Dune score for Denis Villeneuve‘s upcoming movie adaptation of the classic Frank Herbert novel.

Production has begun on the new movie, and a press release confirms Zimmer’s involvement, gives us our first official synopsis, and teases that a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actor may be joining this film’s already-stacked cast.
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