A stunning adaptation of Frank Herbert's masterpiece as a four-and-a-half hour miniseries produced by the Sci-Fi Channel.
Frank Herbert’s highly acclaimed 1974 sci-fi novel Dune, first adapted by David Lynch in 1984, is stunningly realised in this four-and-a-half hour miniseries produced by the Sci-Fi Channel.
William Hurt stars as Duke Leto Atreides, charged to rule the desolate planet Arrakis, the universes only source of Melange, a spice that enhances mental performance and makes interstellar travel possible. But soon Leto’s bitter enemy, the evil Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Ian McNeice), a former ruler, wins back Arrakis and hands power to his brutal nephew, Rabban. When the Atreides family escape into the inhospitable desert with the help of the Fremen - a race of displaced desert nomads - the strengthening power of Melange enables Paul (Alec Newman), the Duke’s son, to organise the oppressed Fremen and wage war on the Empire.
Unfolding over three compelling feature-length episodes, this sci-fi classic is brilliantly realised through powerful performances and stunning visuals from Oscar-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now).
On order of the emperor, Duke Leto Atreides moves his family from his home planet Caladan to another planet, Arrakis, also known as Dune. After an attack on their stronghold, his son Paul and his concubine flee into the desert.
The Lady Jessica and her son, Paul Atreides, manage to contact the native Dune population, known as Fremen.
Paul Atreides, who has become known as Paul Muad’Dib, leads a rebellion against the Harkonnen, who have the secret support of the emperor.