‘Forrest Gump’ screenwriter joins Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ reboot

Dune   is one of the most popular sci-fi sagas of the last few decades. Villeneuve is no lightweight, either. Originally written in 1969 by Frank Herbert as the first of a six-book series (with additional sequels written after Herbert’s death by his son Brian) follows Paul Atreides, the last scion of a noble family who becomes a messianic figure for the “Fremen” of the desert planet Arrakis and leads them in rebellion against the vile Baron Harkonnen. The book was originally adapted into a movie by David Lynch in 1984 (after several botched attempts, most famously by   Alejandro Jodorowsky), but as with   Blade Runner 2049, Villeneuve is clearly unafraid to relaunch sci-fi franchises. You you never what you’re gonna get. He was just nominated for Best Director for   Arrival —   which, along with Villeneuve’s upcoming   Blade Runner 2049, prove that he is accumulating extensive experience with science-fiction films. It’s just like Paul Atreides’ mom once told him, “life is like a box of precious spices. Show Full Article Roth won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on   Forrest Gump, and earned nominations for   The Insider, Munich,   and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Variety   first reported the news of Roth’s involvement. And one day, you might just become the Kwisatz Haderach.”
EW has confirmed that   Forrest Gump   screenwriter Eric Roth has joined director Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming reboot of   Dune, though it’s unclear whether that exact quote will appear in the film.