Hans Zimmer, the acclaimed German film score composer and record producer, will team up with Denis Villeneuve on his Dune reboot.
Zimmer, who previously worked with Villeneuve in 2017 when he scored Blade Runner 2049, is another name to be associated with Dune after the likes of Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem and more join the cast.
The film, which is to be directed by Villeneuve who’s previous work includes Blade Runner 2049 and Prisoners, also sees the likes of Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull, and Kim Herbert join the producing team.
Taken from Frank Herbert’s classic series of science fiction novels, the script for the forthcoming film has been written by Eric Roth, whose screenplay credits include Forrest Gump, Munich, and others.
There have been many attempts to remake Dune following David Lynch’s masterful 1984 film, none with such backing as this one, however.
Set in a dystopian future, Dune takes us to the year 10191 where a spice called melange is the most valuable substance known in the universe, and its only source is the desert planet Arrakis.
Here’s a taster from the original: