New Generation Grognard
- Jul 29, 2017
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WarnerMedia exec: "We've been milking The Lord of the Rings along with Amazon, we can do that with Dune too!" Announcing Dune: The Sisterhood, a live action television series coming exclusively to the upcoming paid WarnerMedia video streaming service, (rumored to be $17 per month)!
From Comic Book:
From Comic Book:
Now if you'll excuse me, I think I'm going to be sick.Warner Bros. and Legendary are set to bring a new take on Dune to theaters next year, and it looks like they aren't stopping with the big screen. According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service has given a straight-to-series order to Dune: The Sisterhood, which is described as a "female-focused take" on the iconic novel.
The pilot will be directed by Blade Runner 2049's Denis Villeneuve, who also wrote, produced, and directed the upcoming Dune movie. Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange, Prometheus), who also co-wrote the screenplay with Villeneuve and Eric Roth, will be penning the show's script. Both men will executive produce alongside Kim Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Byron Merritt from the estate of Frank Herbert, the novel's author.
Dune: The Sisterhood is expected to be set in the same universe as the original novel, with a focus being put on the Bene Gesserit, a mysterious order of women. Given abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis — known to its inhabitants as Dune.
"The Bene Gesserit have always been fascinating to me." Villeneuve said in a statement. "Focusing a series around that powerful order of women seemed not only relevant and inspiring but a dynamic setting for the television series."