Of course, it is just fiction, but like the (attrocious) The Day After Tomorrow, it might indirectly raise ecological awareness with the general public. ::Berg to direct 'Dune' for Paramount, via ::Sentient Developments
Another film version of the classic sci-fi novel Dune by Frank Hebert is planned, this time with Peter Berg as director. There's an interesting quote in the announcement: "The filmmakers consider [Dune's] theme of finite ecological resources particularly timely." Indeed. Hard not to see the link between Arrakis' spice Melange and the Earth's oil, or even to consider the implications of a world where water is so scarce that drastic measures have to be taken.