Legendary and the Frank Herbert estate have secured an agreement granting the production entity the film and television motion picture rights to iconic science fiction novel Dune. The deal calls for the development and production of possible film and television projects for a global audience. Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter would produce the projects, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers. Set in the distant future, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship to nature.