Dune, the cult classic novel by Frank Herbert, was first made into a movie in 1984, then there was the Dune miniseries in 200o, not to be confused with the Children of Dune miniseries in 2003.
Why is any of this important? According to Extra and X17, Robert Pattinson is up for a role in the latest incarnation set to hit screens in 2010. Peter Berg is slated to direct.
Recently Rob was rumored to be linked to the Pirates of the Caribbean fanchise, these rumors proved false. Rob also had to pull out of Parts Per Billion due to filming schedules that couldn’t be worked out. Good luck to Rob on his Dune venture assuming this project is what he’s looking for.