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The New Version of Dune Is Doomed

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At least we'll always have the David Lynch version…

Back in November, we heard that Paramount planned to put the new version of Dune into turnaround and sell off the rights if progress wasn't made by Spring.

Unfortunately, significant progress has NOT been made, and the studio has decided to scrap the project, after four years of trying to put it together!

Here's what Richard P. Rubinstein, the man who controls the rights to Frank Herbert's novel, had to say about it:

“Paramount’s option has expired and we couldn’t reach an agreement. I’m going to look at my options, and whether I wind up taking the script we developed in turnaround, or start over, I’m not sure yet.”

“Sure, it’s frustrating, how long this has taken, but most of what I’ve done that worked out well over the years, like the miniseries The Stand, took a long time."

"Since I know what I want, eventually, I’ll find someone who’ll agree with me. What I like is that talent has interesting things to say on how they would approach it.”

“Right now, Dune has no commitments or attachments."

It's too bad Paramount wasn't able to make this happen, but we suppose it'll re-emerge one day at another studio.

Are U sad to hear that Dune is no longer happening?

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Will The Three Stooges Movie Ever Happen?

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jim carrey says that three stooges movie is dead

The Three Stooges movie has been a long time coming, but much like the long-anticipated Dune movie, it looks like this is probably not going to happen…or at least not anytime soon.

Here's what on-again, off-again potential Curly actor Jim Carrey had to say about the project:

"I think it's dead. It's dead at least to me."

More from Carrey:

"There wasn't any creative difficulties that led to this exit, but rather the weight gain for the role. For me, I don't really want to do anything halfway, and I don't feel like a fat suit does it. I started experimenting with it a little bit, and I gained 35, 40 pounds. I wanted to gain another 30, 40. When you're [Robert] De Niro in your 20s or early 30s, you can kind of come back from that. It's a tough thing to come back from when you're upwards of 30. Your body can't carry it or you can have a cardiac arrest."

Other cast members that have been attached to the project include Benicio Del Toro as Moe, Sean Penn as Larry, then Paul Giamatti as a replacement Larry.

Who knows which of these actors are still interested in doing the project. Unfortunately, Jim Carrey's exit doesn't strike us as a great sign!

Do U still want the Three Stooges movie to happen? If so, who do U think should take over the role of Curly?

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Is The New Version Of Dune Doomed?

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new version of dune movie may be doomed

The new film version of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction masterpiece Dune has once again hit a snag…a BIG one this time!

After almost a year in development, it looks like Taken director Pierre Morel has left the project and Paramount is just about ready to call it quits.

The studio plans to put the project into turnaround and sell off the rights if progress isn't made on the film by Spring.

Guess we'll see if they're able to find a director who feels ready to take this project on. It's no small task!

We'd certainly like to see this movie get made, but we'd like to see it done right, so maybe it's not the worst thing if they hold off until someone truly devoted to the project takes over.

Who would U like to see direct the new version of Dune?

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