The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.
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Series cast summary:
 Muad'Dib / ... (3 episodes, 2003)
 Irulan Corrino-Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)
 Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (3 episodes, 2003)
 Stilgar (3 episodes, 2003)
 Alia Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)
 Leto Atreides II (3 episodes, 2003)
 Princess Wensicia Corrino (3 episodes, 2003)
 Duncan Idaho (3 episodes, 2003)
 Guerney Halleck / ... (3 episodes, 2003)
 Lady Jessica Atreides (3 episodes, 2003)
 Ghanima Atreides (2 episodes, 2003)
 Javid (2 episodes, 2003)
Jonathan Bruun ...
 Farad'n Corrino (2 episodes, 2003)
 Korba (2 episodes, 2003)


The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.

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Born to rule an empire. Destined to tear it apart. See more »


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Release Date:

16 March 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frank Herbert's Children of Dune  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

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(3 parts) | (2004) (cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


James McAvoy would later star in another screen adaptation of a fantasy novel. "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe", which is based on the book by C.S. Lewis. "Children of Dune" is adapted from the novel by Frank Herbert. See more »


In the beginning of Part 2 (The Children), when we first see Leto, his eyes are completely normal. But when the camera turns back to him, his eyes have the bright blue tint from the spice. See more »


Leto: Put the weapon away, cast out. That is what you are? Adopting the cameleon colors of a smuggler tribe in order to keep your true identities hidden.
Sabiha: Allowing us to survive, trading Spice.
Leto: That's not all, is it? You're breeding Sand Trout. I've seen the holding pens. Selling Worms off-planet you hope to break the Atreides monopoly on Spice.
Sabiha: It is dangerous for you to know these things.
Leto: More dangerous for you; none of your Worms survive long away from Dune.
Sabiha: Not yet.
Leto: Not ever.
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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Far superior to the first Dune miniseries
25 March 2003 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

It seems that everyone involved took a long hard look at the first miniseries and really learned from their original mistakes. The grandeur of the open desert which was painfully missing from the first one is there, the sets are more realistic and functional. the special effects are in most instances completely seamless and the acting has vastly improved. Alec Newman was a passable Paul Atreides in the first one, in this sequel you get the impression that he has really understood the character and and is far more at ease playing him. Alia is stunningly gorgeous and almost exactly as I imagined her after reading the books and the two kids are convincing, although Ghanima's makeup is a bit odd at times. Stilgar and Duncan fit perfectly and Jessica is at least Saskia Reeves match. Only Susan Sarandon plays things a bit over the top, but not terribly so. Usually sequels are inferior to the original, but this is the exception to that rule. I truly hope Sci-Fi plans to release another feature packed DVD set and more importantly, intends to film the other books in the series. Though not as absorbing as the first books in the series, they do have their moments and with some effort could be made into something at least as good as Children of Dune. Congrats to all involved.

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