Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction epic Dune has had an uneasy time when it comes to on-screen adaptation.

The book set the standard for the subgenre of ecological science-fiction; envisioned such a carefully thought out and created literary universe as to make it to the genre what Lord of the Rings is to fantasy; and became the best-selling science fiction. One would think that it would have been an early candidate for big-screen adaptation...

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