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Denis Villeneuve (Image via Cosmopolitan France)

In 2016 Legendary acquired the film and TV rights to the novel and offered Villeneuve the director gig.

Of the various projects offered to Villeneuve, he chose Dune as his follow-up to Blade Runner: 2049. Dune is expected to be a blend of Game of Thrones and Star Wars, an ambitious project for an equally ambitious director, who gave us Blade Runner: 2049 and Arrival.

Source: Deadline