Movie News

DUNE: Eric Roth To Write Science Fiction Novel Adaptation

Eric Roth

Eric Roth Slated To Pen Screenplay For Planned Dune Remake

Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump screenwriter Eric Roth is ready to adapt Frank Herbert’s landmark novel Dune for a new film adaptation.

Not only acclaimed for his work on the now-classic Robert Zemeckis film, Roth received additional Academy Award nominations for penning screenplays for The Insider and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Considering the long, rich history surrounding the property, the movie scribe definitely has his work cut out for him on the planned project from fellow Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve.

Roth and the Arrival director will not be the first ones to adapt the book for the big screen however. Previously, David Lynch attempted his own take on the storied sci-fi novel in 1984 to tepid reception and a poor box office performance, although a devoted cult community has since arisen around the film.

Superherohype, the source of this story, shares the following about the movie:

With a fully-realized science fiction universe that spans millennia, Dune has the potential to go as big as Legendary wants to make it. Herbert himself wrote five literary Dune sequels and, beginning in 1999, new Dune novels began being published. Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert teamed to write more than dozen novels that expanded on the Dune universe.

The new Dune movie will be produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers.

Leave your thoughts on Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump Eric Roth being set to adapt Frank Herbert’s iconic science fiction novel Dune for the big screen in the comments section below. Readers seeking more movie news can visit our Movie News Page, our Movie News Twitter Page, our Movie News Facebook Page, and our Movie News Google+ Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook.

Related Articles:


About the author

Reggie Peralta

An aspiring writer, longtime film junkie, and former disc jockey (where I graduated with a BA in Political Science), I've made the jump from penning book reviews and current events editorials for to writing movie and TV news and reviews.

When I'm not working towards my certificate in Radio and Television/Video Production at Fullerton College, I enjoy reading (horror, science fiction, and historical/political nonfiction are particular favorites), participating in my school's TV and theatre clubs, attending movie screenings, plays, concerts, and other events, and trying to come up with pithy things to say on social media. Believe it or not, there are occasions where I find time to write for my own leisure.

Send this to a friend