Decades before Watchmen was even conceived, much less finally shot for the big screen after 20 years of development hell, Frank Herbert's epic 1965 novel Dune was the embodiment of the term "unfilmable." So much so that even after two (two and a half, if you count Alan Smithee's cut, which we do) productions, no filmed version of this iconic science-fiction text has managed to fully capture the scope, depth, imagination and intrigue of this iconic science-fiction text in a way that truly satisfied fans.
But now Peter Berg, the director-producer responsible for Hancock, The Kingdom and Friday Night Lights (both the movie and TV series), has signed on to create another feature-length adaptation. Is the right filmmaker for the job? Do we really need another Dune movie? We say yes and yes. Here's why: