Get to Know Herbert’s Classic Dune Before the Reboot
The "Dune" universe is a sprawling, massive science-fiction franchise that began all the way back in 1965 with Frank Herbert's bestselling novel. And even though its cinematic adaptation did not become the worldwide phenomenon that its contemporaries "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" did, the epic has a dedicated fan base.
David Lynch's 1984 film features some of the biggest stars of the era, including the then-newcomer Kyle MacLachlan ("Twin Peaks"), Patrick Stewart ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"), and even musician Sting. Over the years, it has amassed a cult following, and several studios have attempted to remake the film. Now, thirty-six years after the original debut, a modern, star-studded reboot is headed to theaters, brought to you by director Denis Villeneuve.
With "Dune" coming out later this year, it's the perfect time to recall its plot lines and characters.