Dune animated series being developed by crypto group Spice DAO

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25 Jan 2022, 13:19

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No, this is nothing to do with the Spice Girls. Could Dune be transforming into an animation? A cryptocurrency company called Spice DAO have purchased the concept and revealed that they're making the book public and producing an original limited series.

While questions have been asked over the copyright of Frank Herbert’s Dune, back in November the group splashed out on £2.2million for Alejandro Jodorowsky's 1970's book of art at auction - forking out 100 times the estimate.

They wrote on their official Twitter page: "We won the auction for €2.66M. Now our mission is to: 1. Make the book public (to the extent permitted by law) 2. Produce an original animated limited series inspired by the book and sell it to a streaming service 3. Support derivative projects from the community."

It's not the first time the novel has been made it onto the big screen. Adaptations have included David Lynch’s 1984 film, a TV mini-series in 2000 and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune which dropped last year.

According to NME, people have questioned whether it's a stunt and Spice DAO's plan is to 'sell the individual pages from the book as NFTs – digital images with ownership rights'.