In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto
Atreides accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet
Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most
valuable substance in the universe, "the spice", a drug
which extends human life, provides super-human levels of
thought, and makes faster-than-light travel practical.
Though Leto knows the opportunity is an intricate trap set
by his enemies, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine Lady
Jessica, young son and heir Paul, and most trusted advisers
to Arrakis. Leto takes control of the spice mining
operation, which is made perilous by the presence of giant
sandworms. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the
Fremen, natives of Arrakis who live in the deep desert.