Director Peter Berg left the film in October and now Paramount is currently seeking a new writer to incorporate Morel's new vision into the script. Josh Zetumer wrote the original draft of the film.
It was said that Morel planned to stay very faithful to Frank Herbert's 1955 novel and it was also said that the project is a high priority for the studio, so one would expect more announcements about this new film to be coming in the near future.
Sources: Entertainment Weekly
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