During an interview with The Kingdom director Peter Berg, he confirmed to

MTV the rumor that he will direct Dune. Berg said "if it weren't for the writer's strike, we'd be in it right now."

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Berg says while there's no script yet they have a list they plan to go out to once the strike settles. Berg called himself "a huge fan of the book" and when asked about the scale of the film, he simply replied, "big big big."

Berg also confirmed that even before Dune, he's likely to direct Tom Cruise in Edwin A. Salt, which he commented that ed the action-thriller script about a CIA agent on the run after being accused of being a spy "great" and "a great role for Tom."