Pierre Morel (Taken) has signed a deal to direct a remake of Dune, according to Variety.  Morel replaces Peter Berg, who had been working on a Dune pic (see “After the Writer’s Strike It’s Back to the Old ‘Spice’”), but got diverted to the Battleship film (see “Release Date Set for Battleship Film”). 


The 1984 David Lynch Dune film wasn’t a commercial success, but did spawn a wide range of merchandise.