Chase Palmer

Pierre Morel Leaves ‘Dune’

The long-gestating Dune remake has hit another snag with Deadline reporting that director Pierre Morel has left the project.

We reported way back in January that Pierre Morel had joined the project, and we also reported a month later that Chase Palmer was brought onto rewrite the script for Morel. Although Paramount is reportedly very keen on Palmer's script, the studio will cut ties with the project if a production start date isn't firmed up by Spring of 2011. There were rumors that Paramount was leaning towards putting the project in turnaround, but it seems the studio will give the production a little more time.

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