Denis Villeneuve, who directed this year’s Arrival and the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, is in talks to direct the new feature film adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune, according to Hollywood Reporter.  No news yet on a script, which probably means that this film is still a ways from getting made.  Still, the attachment of Villeneuve, who had critical and box office successes with his recent films Sicario and Arrival, is a strong step toward a green light. 

Legendary is making the movie, after announcing that it had acquired the results last month (see “Legendary Entertainment Acquires Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’”).