Dune is a science fiction media franchise beginning with the award-winning 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herbert, who wrote and published five sequels. The original novel has been adapted into a 1984 film and a 2000 miniseries, the second of which was following by a miniseries adaptation of the following two books. Many additional novels in the franchise have been written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. The franchise also includes other books, short stories, board games, at least one card game, and about a dozen video games. A new Dune film by Legendary Pictures is anticipated for release in 2020, and Funcom has signed a deal with Legendary Pictures and Herbert Properties LLC to produce three Dune-related games, one of which is to be open multiplayer.
The franchise is set thousands of years in the future in an interstellar imperial human civilization, with its most valuable resource being the spice melange, required for faster-than-light navigation across the stars. This spice is found only on the desert world Arrakis, and much of story revolves around conflict for control of this world and the empire among the great houses along with the mysticism and machinations of the Bene Gesserit, a powerful religious order.
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