I have just recently read the book, so my script should be finished in 2 months at most. I definitely want to get it out there before the ball starts rolling on another hollywood stab at "Dune". Peter Berg is tentatively lined up to direct this time around. Berg is the mastermind behind the recent Will Smith classic "Hancock", wherein Smith plays a deadbeat super hero who flies around drunk. I think it won something like 800 Oscars.
I shall post my spec script on this blog when I finish it.