What you need to know about Dune 2021 movie
Denis Villeneuve may be the first filmmaker of the 21st century to launch a “Dune” film, but he is not the only one to attempt such a feat. In fact, during the 2000s, Paramount Pictures worked overtime to release a new film version of “Dune.” To handle this task, the studio hired Peter Berg in 2008 to direct the new take on the sci-fi classic (via Variety).
Although perhaps best known for his regular work with Mark Wahlberg on films like “Spenser Confidential”, Berg had just graduated from the blockbuster “Hancock” in 2008, which demonstrated that he could make a lucrative film with a lot of money. by VFX. Add to his experience making mainstream crowd-pleasing dishes like “Friday Night Lights” and it becomes clear why Paramount saw Berg as a good choice to lead a version of “Dune” that might appeal to the masses. However, there was at least one questionable aspect about Berg directing the feature film.
In the grand scheme of Berg’s career, “Hancock” is the director’s only foray into sci-fi cinema, which makes it odd that he is embarking on the extremely high cosmic storytelling of “Dune”. Given this, it might not come as a surprise that Berg then moved away from production altogether (per Pajiba). If you want to get a glimpse of what Arrakis de Berg’s vision would have offered, some concept art of the abandoned project will have to suffice.