“Dune” Writer Talks Sequel & Script

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

There’s no real way to adapt Frank Herbert’s iconic novel “Dune” into a single feature-length film and director Denis Villeneuve isn’t trying with this year’s film adaptation of the story.

Instead, the feature is only adapting the first half of the famed novel and the film’s co-writer Eric Roth has nothing but praise for what Villeneuve has pulled off with the film.

Speaking with Collider, Roth confirms he’s already seen the finished product and got involved due to his work on Villeneuve’s 2016 film “Arrival”. From the sounds of it he wrote the earliest drafts with Villeneuve and “Prometheus” co-writer Jon Spaihts coming onboard to tweak it:

“I wrote a big, full, overwritten Eric Roth draft that had certain things special to me. It needed to be, honestly, cut down and sort of harnessed, and Denis did some of that, and they eventually brought in a writer – I was busy, so they brought in a writer named Jon Spaihts, who is a

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