Based on Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel, Berg is planning on bringing a wholly different take to the material than previous directors. The most famous adaptation was done by David Lynch in 1984.
"I think I had a much more different experience, I think, with the book than David Lynch did.To me, I think my interpretation will feel significantly different from that and the [Syfy] Channel miniseries that aired. I have a different experience than both of those filmmakers did."
Berg wants his version to be more epic in scope.
"The book was much more muscular and adventurous, more violent and possibly even a little bit more fun. I think those are all elements of my experience of the book that can be brought in without offending the die-hard fans of the Bene Gesserit and Kwisatz Haderach. There's a more dynamic film to be made."