Children of Dune (2003)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 8,705 users  
Reviews: 69 user | 16 critic

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

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 26 Jul 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 28 Sep 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Children of Dune (2003– )

Children of Dune (2003– ) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Children of Dune.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2003  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dune (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A three-part miniseries on politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah. Based on Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel.

Stars: William Hurt, Alec Newman, Giancarlo Giannini
Dune (1984)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich
Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger
Taken (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by ... See full summary »

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl
Thriller

Bizarre events occur when an old friend visits a troubled married couple at their beach house.

Director: Nicholas Bushman
Stars: Delphine Chanéac, Mike Dwyer, Andrew Hovelson
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A cross cultural romance set in London's East End about a young girl of Indian heritage.

Director: Jeremy Wooding
Stars: Preeya Kalidas, James McAvoy, Ray Panthaki
An Angel Passes By (TV Movie 1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A recently widowed man takes his two children on holiday in South West Scotland.

Director: David Baillie
Stars: Paul Young, Kenneth Glenaan, Annette Whyte
Sci-Fi

Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. A joint winner of the 1966 Hugo Award and the winner of the first Nebula Award for Best Novel... See full synopsis »

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A behind the scenes look at the making of the epic miniseries "Frank Herbert's Dune."

Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The gay fad of adopting babies has become passé. The trendy boys of Fire Island decide they'd rather go to tea-dance than bottle feed, and the unfortunate infants are ditched in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Josh Rosenzweig, Greg Scarnici
Stars: Daniel Alita, Keith Levy, Daniel Logan
Deleted 'Dune' (Video 2006)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stars: Raffaella De Laurentiis, Francesca Annis, José Ferrer
Dune (1973)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: John Knoop
Edit

Cast

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)
Karel Dobrý ...
 Korba (2 episodes, 2003)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The saga of Dune is far from over... See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

16 March 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frank Herbert's Children of Dune  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts) | (2004) (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Brian Tyler's music for this miniseries is used regularly in movie trailers, e.g. The Golden Compass (2007), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) or Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). See more »

Goofs

Jessica's eyes are no longer blue-within-blue, the eyes of the ibad, in Children of Dune, as they were in Dune. Despite the fact she has spent the last several decades on Caladan it is impossible for the eyes to switch back to their normal shade once they have turned. See more »

Quotes

Gurney Halleck: My loyalty is to House Atreides.
Leto: Well, I am House Atreides.
Gurney Halleck: And what of your Aunt?
Leto: My Aunt is lost; lost to forces she could not control. Forces that wish to destroy House Atreides.
Gurney Halleck: What have you done to yourself?
Leto: I have made a choice, accepted a destiny, nothing more.
Gurney Halleck: My eyes can see it; but my mind refuses to believe.
Leto: Believe it Gurney. Remember the words of my father and my grandfather, your Duke. They spoke to you of Desert Power. Well, I AM Desert Power, and nothing can stop what is going ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Part 1 (Dune Messiah) was fabulous.
16 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

8.5 out of 10

This review comes for the first part of the Children of Dune miniseries, which is actually the adaptation of Dune Messiah. And after viewing this hour-and-a-half rendition, I must say I'm immensely pleased and impressed. It's every bit as compelling as the Dune miniseries was, and from a technical viewpoint, is actually far superior. The production design, the special effects, the cinematography are all a distinct improvement over both the original miniseries and the David Lynch disaster.

The story picks up twelve years after the conclusion of Dune; war continues to ravage the galaxy, Paul "Muad'Dib" Atreides (Alec Newman) is now seen as something of a curse by the people, as his name is now associated with bloodshed and violence. Conspiracies grow around him, his life is threatened at every turn. At the heart of it is Princess Wensicia (Susan Sarandon), daughter of Emperor Shaddam IV and sister of Irulan (Julie Cox). Her plans include preventing a new heir on the Atreides throne, sending a ghola of Duncan Idaho (Edward Atterton) to kill Paul, and to have a giant sandworm captured to begin a new spice cycle. With so many plots, Paul's main concern still centers around Chani (Barbara Kodetova) and her accelerating pregnancy.

Children of Dune's biggest asset is its talented cast. Alec Newman, who was very good in the original, has matured the past three years, his performance as Paul Atreides is excellent. Those who had doubts about him before will have them silenced with his great performance here. Daniela Amavia makes for a spirited and appealing Alia, Edward Atterton is definitely superior to James Watson in the role of Duncan Idaho, and Julie Cox is terrific and sympathetic as the conflicted Princess Irulan. Steven Berkoff, Barbara Kodetova, Alice Krige, and P.H. Moriarty are solid in their roles, with Kodetova showing improvement over the last miniseries.

Children of Dune's compelling plot is executed with precision by director Greg Yaitanes, who does a bang-up job over his predecessor, John Harrison. As a matter of fact, though Dune Messiah's story is naturally a bit weaker than Dune's, the superb execution here makes it superior to any previous adaptations of Dune (it's at least as good as the terrific miniseries, far better than the horrible Lynch film). The cinematography distinguishes itself with darker colors, while still maintaining the vibrancy the original miniseries had. Brian Tyler's beautiful score is evocative, particularly during a wonderful montage segment of literal birth and death.

The special effects are the best I've ever seen for a made-for-TV sci-fi project. The city and planetscapes are dazzling and the desert bluescreens are convincing, wisely ridding of the painted backgrounds that marred the original. There's an absolutely magnificent, visually breathtaking sequence in which the Space Guild kidnaps a giant worm from the desert, doing so in a rather clever and believable manner. So far, that has been this miniseries' highlight. All this builds to the suspenseful finale, which is a conclusion in its own right and paves the way for the next part of the miniseries. I, for one, cannot wait.


38 of 52 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this a step up from the first Dune mini-series? At_The_Drive_In
Did anyone else miss Saskia Reeves? 'Cause I did. mrtraska
Questions that have always troubled me PerpetualNRG
who is 'The Enemy'? hero_moneo
The Necessity of the Golden Path newsjunkie356-1
Whi was humanity about to die when Leto II saved it? hero_moneo
Discuss Children of Dune (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?