Children of Dune (2003)

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


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16 March 2003 (USA)  »

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Frank Herbert's Children of Dune  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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(3 parts) | (2004) (cut)

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1.78 : 1
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Despite the title, only the second and third parts are adapted from the novel "Children of Dune"; the first part is based on "Dune Messiah". See more »


Stilgar supposedly slashes Mohiam's throat, but not only does he clearly not touch her at all, his knife is positioned closer to her chest. See more »


Leto: So I have chosen! To make a world where human kind can create its own future from moment to moment... Free of one man's vision... Free from the perversions of the prophet's words. And free of future predetermined.
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So much better…
17 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The production value on this installment of the Dune series is more than I could have hoped for. Thank you for getting rid of those awful painted backgrounds. I had been contemplating how a real movie version of the Dune books would look for years. I liked the sets on the DL version but the lack of story was just too confusing for anyone that hadn't read the books and disappointing for those that did. When I heard about the SciFi channel doing the movie 3 years ago I was all jazzed up and ready to be dazzled. And while the story was more consistent with the book and the acting was good, I was rather disappointed with the sets. Now with Children of Dune I think we've seen what should have been done from the get go. The special effects are right on target as are the performances in this one. In the first installment it seemed more like a filmed stage play. This one is more like the full-on, glossy, Hollywood production these stories deserve. That said, I (and some of my friends) still feel that these movies are not going to be very comprehensible to anyone that hasn't read the books but I don't mind that much as I am a selfish and self-serving person at heart. I also have lost faith that anyone will do the Lady Jessica character justice. DL's Jessica was horrible.. beautiful, yes, but what a simpering little weakling she was. Not so in the book… Jessica was more solid, calculating and strong. The miniseries did a little better but she still seemed weak in comparison to the novel. Hopefully Alice Krige will prove to be better. Since she was barely in last night's part, we'll have to wait and see. All in all I am very pleased with what the makers have done with this part of the series. I can't wait until tonight and the next night and especially (hopefully) for ‘God Emperor of Dune' and ‘Chapterhouse'. If they don't do the whole series, I will be sorely disappointed. Bottom line: Keep up the great work!

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