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


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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  »

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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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Did You Know?


Many of the supporting parts are played by supporting actors from Dune (2000), recast into different characters. For example, Korba is played by Karel Dobrý who previously portrayed Dr. Liet Kynes, and Klára Issová, who played Lichna, appeared as a Fremen housemaid in the Atreides palace. 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: We're about to go through the crucible. But we'll come out the other side. We always arise from our own ashes. Everything returns later in its changed form.
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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The sequel is never the equal?
16 March 2003 | by (Bermuda) – See all my reviews

Satisfying, well-written and superbly acted sequel to the Sci-Fi Channel's DUNE mini-series - which was itself vastly superior to the rampant-phallic-symbolism-held-together-by-stamp-hinges-and-cobwebs David Lynch film version. A science fiction hybrid of sword-wielding Old Testament prophets, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, Toho giant-monsters-on-the-rampage flicks and the precepts of the 1970s ecological movement, CHILDREN OF DUNE is a storytelling and visual delight. F/X maestro Ernest Farino, who won the Emmy for his sterling work on the first DUNE mini-series, will likely make a repeat stroll to the podium when next year's visual effects award is handed out. He has created worlds and civilisations and creatures that are at once alien and familiar, wildly imaginative yet rooted in reality. Barring a ticket on the next space shuttle flight, this is the closest you will ever get to other worlds: Farino's effects are genuinely that good. In a production where all of the cast and crew clearly went beyond what their paycheques required of them, Farino's contributions are particularly satisfying. All in all, a magnificent undertaking; this is what that irritating salesman guest in FAWLTY TOWERS meant when he was talking about "televisual feasts."

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