Boom! Studios is set to adapt the 1999 DUNE prequel novel Dune: House Atreides into a 12-part comic series by the original authors, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.
House Atreides the 1999 novel, is set more than three decades before the events of Herbert’s original 1965 novel Dune. The story follows the earliest days of the rule of Baron Harkonnen, as Pardot Kynes arrives on Arrakis to search for the origins of the all-precious spice and an 8-year-old Duncan Idaho escapes slavery and sets out on a path toward his destiny.
In a statement published in The Hollywood Reporter, co-author Kevin J. Anderson said about the project,
“It’s been more than 20 years since Brian and I published House Atreides, the first of our new novels set in Frank Herbert’s Dune universe. We loved exploring all the possibilities Frank created for us, and those books introduced a whole new audience to Dune. Now, in adapting House Atreides into a vibrant graphic format, it’s like rediscovering the story and the world all over again. So much of the novel is visually driven, the union of comics and House Atreides is a natural.”
Brian Herbert, co-writer and son of DUNE creator Frank Herbert,
“Dune: House Atreides holds a special place in my heart. It was the first novel Kevin and I wrote in my father’s fantastic Dune universe, and it is our first collaborative novel to be adapted for comics. In 1999, our novel was a surprise New York Times bestseller, and we have equally high expectations for this special BOOM! Studios adaptation.”
Boom! CEO and founder Ross Richie in a press release from the publisher,
“There are few novels in modern history with bigger impact and continued relevance than Dune, so it’s an honor for BOOM! Studios – and for me – to be a part of sharing this unforgettable world with readers. DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES is not only an exciting reward for long-time fans who get to experience Brian and Kevin returning to their unforgettable novel, but it’s also a perfect place for new readers to discover where the spice must flow – and why fans like me know Dune is unlike anything else you’ve ever read.””
Dune: House Atreides is being published in coordination with Herbert Properties LLC and Abrams ComicArts, which will is in the process of adapting Frank Herbert’s original Dune into three graphic novels beginning this fall. Those books will also be adapted by Brian Herbert and Anderson, with art by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín and covers by Bill Sienkiewicz. (Sienkiewicz, who illustrated the Marvel comic book adaptation of the 1984 David Lynch movie, designed the logo seen above.)
Dune: House Atreides will launch in late 2020. More information, including series artists, will be released in the coming months so stay tuned to Comic-Watch.
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