With Peter Berg recently announcing heâ€™d departed his post as director of Paramountâ€™s â€œDuneâ€ redo, the Burbankian shingle has been hot-and-heavy to find a replacement.
According to EW, theyâ€™ve found one.
Pierre Morel, last seen helping Liam Neeson drop a few pounds in the non-stop action/thriller â€œTakenâ€, will take the reins on this second feature film adaptation of Frank Herbetâ€™s classic science-fiction novel.
The website adds that Paramount “is currently looking for a new writer to incorporate Morel’s vision of the project into the original draft by ‘Quantum of Solace’ scribe Josh Zetumer. Morel plans to make a very faithful adaptation of the 1965 book by Frank Herbert.”