When House Atreides lead by the noble Duke Leto Atreides (Academy award-winner William Hurt) gains control of the universe's most powerful commodity Spice' a bitter power struggle ensues on the planet Arrakis, and the rival House Harkonnen begins plotting their revenge. As a result, Duke Atreides' mistress (Saskia Reeves), who belongs to the ancient magical order of Bene Gesserit, and their son Paul (Alec Newman) must flee into the dangerous, giant worm-infested dunes where they will need to seek help from the Fremen' - the long suppressed desert people who are engaged in a guerrilla war conflict against the Emperor's forces. As the political agenda of the reigning emperor unfolds, Paul is enlightened about his own mystical powers'. The Fremen desert tribes begin to believe that Paul could be their long-prophesied redeemer and could lead their people to victory. Paul must now face his own destiny while battling the mighty forces pursuing him and restore the House of Atreides. Spice' is the greatest treasure in the empire, and he must ensure it is safely controlled to maintain order and balance. Frank Herbert's Dune has been adapted and directed by John Harrison and an award-winning production team including three-time Academy award-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (The Last Emperor, Apocalypse Now).