Dune (1984) Script

A beginning is a very delicate time.

Know then, that it is the year 10,191.

The known universe is ruled by the Padishah Emperor Shaddam the Fourth, my father.

In this time, the most precious substance in the universe... is the spice, melange.

The spice extends life.

The spice expands consciousness.

The spice is vital to space travel.

The Spacing Guild and its navigators, who the spice has mutated over 4,000 years, use the orange spice gas, which gives them the ability to fold space.

That is, travel to any part of the universe... without moving.

Oh, yes.

I forgot to tell you.

The spice exists on only one planet in the entire universe.

A desolate, dry planet with vast deserts.

Hidden away within the rocks of these deserts are a people known as the Fremen, who have long held a prophecy... that a man would come, a messiah, who would lead them to true freedom.

The planet is Arrakis, also known as Dune.

A secret report within the Guild.

Four planets have come to our attention... regarding a plot which could jeopardize spice production.

Planet Arrakis, source of the spice.

Planet Caladan, home of House Atreides.

Planet Giedi Prime, home of House Harkonnen.

Planet Kaitain, home of the Emperor of the known universe.

Send a third-stage guild navigator to Kaitain... to demand details from the Emperor.

The spice must flow.

Father, Irulan, you must leave.

A third-stage guild navigator... will be here within minutes.

We felt his presence.

I shall want telepathy during his visit... and a report when we're finished.

I am your Truthsayer, my lord.

He's here, my lord.

The Bene Gesserit witch must leave.

Leave us.

Yes, my lord.

We are alone.

We have just folded space from Ix. Yes?

How was your journey?

Many machines on Ix. New machines.

Oh? Yes.

Better than those on Richese.

You are transparent. I see many things.

I see plans within plans.

I see two great houses, House Atreides, House Harkonnen, feuding.

I see you behind it. Yes.

You must share with us.

The Atreides House is building a secret army... using a technique unknown to us.

A technique involving sound.

The duke is becoming more popular in the Landsraad.

He could threaten me.

I have ordered House Atreides to occupy Arrakis to mine the spice, thus replacing their enemies, the Harkonnens.

House Atreides will not refuse because of the tremendous power they think they will gain.

Then, at an appointed time, Baron Harkonnen will return to Arrakis... and launch a sneak attack on House Atreides.

I have promised the baron five legions of my Sardaukar terror troops.

So the Harkonnens will rid you of House Atreides.


One small point.

Here it comes.

We ourselves perceive a slight problem... within House Atreides.

Paul. Paul Atreides.

You mean, of course, Duke Leto Atreides, his father.

I mean Paul Atreides.

We want him killed.

I did not say this. I am not here.

I understand.

Why would they want the duke's son killed?

We must have a look at Paul Atreides, on Caladan.

The powerful Bene Gesserit sisterhood for 90 generations... has been manipulating bloodlines... to produce the Kwisatz Haderach, a super being.

On Caladan, Jessica, a member of the sisterhood... and the bound concubine of Duke Leto Atreides, had been ordered to bear only daughters.

Because of her love for the duke... she disobeyed and gave birth to a son...

Paul... Paul Atreides.

Here we are now, Caladan.

And 19 light-years beyond, beyond Bene Tleilax.

The training planet of the Mentats, the human computers.

Know a Mentat by his red-stained lips.

There. Arrakis.

Spice mining.

Carryalls lower the harvester to the sand... and lift it off to safety when a worm attacks.

Worms attack all rhythmic vibrations.

Weather. See storms. No precipitation.

Never one drop of rain on Arrakis.

And the Harkonnens are near.

There. Giedi Prime and the Baron Harkonnen.

The enemy.

The Baron Harkonnen has sworn to destroy House Atreides... and steal the ducal signet ring for himself.

I know, Thufir. I'm sitting with my back to the door.

I heard you, Dr. Yueh, and Gurney coming down the hall.

Those sounds could be imitated!

I'd know the difference.

Yes, perhaps you would at that.

My father sent you to test me.

Music, then?

No music. I'm packing this for the crossing.

Shield practice. Gurney, we had practice this morning.

I'm not in the mood.

Not in the mood!

Mood's a thing for cattle and love play, not fighting! I'm sorry, Gurney.

Not sorry enough.

What's wrong with Gurney? He's not faking this.

Now, guard yourself for true!

Is this what you seek?

Good. The slow blade penetrates the shield.

But, uh, look down.

We'd have joined each other in death.

You did seem finally to get the mood.

Would you really have drawn my blood?

If you'd have fought one whit below your abilities, I'd have given you a good scar to remind you.

Things have been so serious here lately.

Soon we leave for Arrakis.

Arrakis is real.

The Harkonnens are real.

Dr. Yueh, do you have any information on the worms of Arrakis?

I have obtained a filmbook of a small specimen.

Only 125 meters long.

Only? There have been documented sightings... of worms as large as 450 meters in the deep desert.

That's far from where we'll be in Arrakeen.

The desert belt and the south polar region are marked forbidden.

How do the Fremen survive there?

We don't know much about the Fremen.

They live in the deep desert, some in the cities.

They have blue within blue eyes.

Oh, the eyes. Yes.

The saturation of the blood by the spice, melange.

Could the spice affect us in other ways?

Many dangers exist on Arrakis.

For one, the Harkonnens would not have given up... their CHOAM Company contract so easily.

The Harkonnens are our enemies, yes.

But behind them, I suspect, is the Emperor.

You'll make a formidable duke.

Now remember, the first step in avoiding a trap... is knowing of its existence.

I know. But if it is a trap, then why are we going?

We have our new army.

Dr. Yueh, put the weirding module on him.


Clear and lock the room!

Detachment, stand down.

Activate a fighter.

Make the range two meters.

Precise control.


Paul. I was just on my way to say good-bye to you.

I have to go on ahead. I won't be seeing you for a while.

I wish you were coming with us. Why?

Something for your father. He wants to talk to you.

I'll see you on Arrakis.

May the hand of God be with you.

May the hand of God be with us all, Duncan.

Father. Thank you for joining me, Paul.

Thufir Hawat has served House Atreides three generations.

He swears you are the finest student he has ever taught.

Yueh, Gurney and Duncan say the same.

Makes me feel very proud. I want you to be proud of me.

I'll miss the sea.

But a person needs new experiences.

They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow.

Without change, something sleeps inside us...

and seldom awakens.

The sleeper must awaken.


Dune... Desert planet...

I will kill you.

The second moon.

Tell me of your home world, Usul.

I know she has come to test him.

No man has ever been tested with the box.

Tonight, I may lose my son.

Jessica, you were told to bear only daughters to the Atreides.


It meant so much to him.

You thought only of a duke's desire for a son?

Desires don't come into this.

An Atreides daughter could have been wed... to a Harkonnen heir and sealed the breach.

We may lose both bloodlines now.

I vowed never to regret my decision.

I'll pay for all my own mistakes.

And your son will pay with you.

Arrakis... Dune... Desert planet.

Moving. Moving.

We'll salvage what we can.

But I can tell you, dear God...

For the father, nothing.

For the father, nothing?

Did you really think you could bear the Kwisatz Haderach?

The universe's super being? How dare you?

My greatest student.

And my greatest disappointment.

He's awake. He's listening to us.

Good. Ready yourself, young Paul Atreides.

I want to see you in your mother's chambers in one quarter of an hour.

Paul, this is very important.

Kwisatz Haderach. The super being.

For the father, nothing.


This is the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam.

She's going to observe you.

Please. Jessica, you know it must be done.

Your Reverence.

What does she fear?

What about my father?


Listen to the Reverend Mother and do what she tells you.

Now you... come here!

She's using the Voice.


Some strength there.


Come here!

Do you see this?

Put your right hand in the box.

What's in the box?

Pain. Stop!

Put your hand in the box.

I hold at your neck the gom jabbar.

This one kills only animals.

Are you suggesting a duke's son is an animal?

Let us say I suggest you may be human.

Your awareness may be powerful enough to control your instincts.

Your instinct will be to remove your hand from the box.

If you do so, you die.

You will feel... an itching.


Now the itching becomes... burning.

Heat upon heat.

Upon heat! It burns.

Silence! Silence!

I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer.

Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.

I will face my fear.

I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

I must not fear. You feel the flesh crisping?

...is the little death that brings total obliteration.

Flesh... dropping off.

Fear is the little... death!

I must not fear.

Fear is the little death.


The pain! No!


Kull wahad. No woman child ever withstood that much.

Take your hand out of the box and look at it, young human.

Do it!

Pain by nerve induction.

A human can resist any pain.

Our test is crisis and observation.

I see the truth of it.

Could he be the one? Maybe.

But will he be ours to control?

Tell me of your home world, Usul.

Do you know of the Water of Life?

The bile from the newborn worms of Arrakis?

I have heard of it. It is very dangerous.

The Bene Gesserit sisterhood use it to see within.

There is a place terrifying to us, to women.

It is said a man will come, the Kwisatz Haderach.

He will go where we cannot.

Many men have tried.

They tried and failed?

They tried and died.


My son lives.

I sense your teachings in him.

Ignore the regular order of training.

His safety requires the Voice.

I've heard enough of my safety.

What about my father?

I heard your talking.

You speak as if he were dead. Well, he's not.

And he won't die. Tell me he won't die.

What can be done has been done. Mother, tell me.

Message for Mentat Piter De Vries.

The Baron is impatient for Leto's reply.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

It is by the juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

It is by the juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

My lord.


The Atreides will be leaving Caladan soon, Baron, and I have here your answer from Duke Leto.

What does Leto say, Piter?

He wishes to inform you that "vendetta," as he puts it, using the ancient tongue, the art of Kanly, is still alive.

He does not wish to meet or speak with you.

I've made my peace gesture.

The forms of Kanly have been obeyed!

Bring in Feyd and Rabban.

As you instructed me, I have enlightened your nephews concerning my plan...

My plan!

The plan... to crush the Atreides.



Go quietly.

No other great house of the Landsraad... must ever know of the Emperor's aid to the Baron.

The entire Landsraad would turn against the Baron... and the Emperor.

Put the pick in there, Pete, and turn it 'round real neat.


You are so beautiful, my Baron.

Your skin, love to me.

Your diseases, lovingly cared for... for all eternity.

I will have Arrakis back for myself.

He who controls the spice controls the universe!

And what Piter did not tell you... is we have control of someone who is very close, very close to Duke Leto.

This person, this traitor, will be worth more to us than ten legions of Sardaukar!

And who is this traitor?

I won't tell you who the traitor is... or when we'll attack.

However, the duke will die before these eyes, and he'll know, he'll know that it is I, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, who encompasses his doom!

Ha, ha! Ha, ha!

This is what I'll do to the duke and his family.

Oh, I'll miss Caladan so much.


Soon they will begin to fold space.

Far off in the control rooms of spice gas... traveling... without moving.

And now, the prophecy.

One will come.

The voice from the outer world, bringing the holy war, the jihad, which will cleanse the universe... and bring us out of darkness.

House Atreides took control of Arrakis 63 standard days... into the year 10,191.

It was known that the Harkonnens, the former rulers of Arrakis, would leave many suicide troops behind.

Atreides patrols were doubled.


What have you discovered about the Fremen, Duncan?

Tell me. Why haven't we heard from you?

My lord, I suspect so much.

I think they are the allies we seek.

They are strong, fierce.

They do not give their loyalty easily or quickly.

As you know, the Imperium has never been able to take a census of the Fremen.

Everyone thinks that there are but few wandering here and there in the desert.

My lord, I suspect an incredible secret has been kept on this planet, that the Fremen exist in vast numbers... vast... and it is they who control Arrakis.

Each trooper will be charged with responsibility... for preserving water.

Our existence as an operating army... depends on these following water-saving procedures.

Remember, water is life.

Why is the shield not yet up?

Sir, we found and removed another sabotage device.

I think it'll go up now, sir.

...armed forces prospects for rehabilitation are good.

We're finding these sabotage devices too easily.

House shield activating.

Duke Leto is now here. Spice mining inspection to start immediately.

So you are Dr. Kynes, the Judge of the change.

And the Imperial Ecologist, sire. Our intelligence informs us... that there's still a strong Harkonnen presence.

The process of removal continues.

This is my son, Paul.

Are you a Fremen? I've been on Arrakis... in the service of the Emperor long enough for my eyes to change.

In the service of the Emperor.

We are in your hands, Doctor.

Your gift of the stillsuits is much appreciated.

Will you give us an explanation of their workings?

Well, this is a stillsuit of Fremen manufacture, the most efficient type on Arrakis.


It's all right, Gurney.

Yes, sire.

Basically, it's a high efficiency filter and heat exchange system.

Perspiration passes through the first layer, and is gathered in the second, where salt is separated.

Breathing and walking provide the pumping action.

The reclaimed water circulates to catch pockets... from which you can drink through this tube... at your neck.

Urine and feces are processed in the thigh pads.

Should you be in the open desert, remember to breathe in through your mouth... and out through this nose tube.

With a Fremen suit in good working condition, life can be sustained for weeks, even in the deep desert, sire.

My thanks.

With your permission.

You've worn a stillsuit before. No.

Your suit is fitted desert fashion.

Who told you how to do that? No one.

It seemed the proper way.

That it is.

He shall know your ways as if born to them.

We're wasting time, sire.

Battle language? Translate it.

Very faint.


Airspeed: zero five.

Ambient temperature: 300 degrees kelvin.

Airspeed: three zero.

That's where I told your sandmaster to concentrate the harvesting today.

Southeast, over the shield wall.

Ambient temperature: 350 degrees kelvin.

Airspeed: one three zero.

Caution: You've now cleared protective shield wall... and entered open desert.

Will we see a worm?

Where there's spice and spice mining, there are always worms.

Always. Always.

Why do they come?

To protect their territory.

Vibrations attract them.

He must be a Fremen, or in with them.

He's studying us.

He's hiding something about the spice.

Is there a relationship between the worms and the spice?

As I said, they defend the spice sand.

As to their relationship with the spice, who knows?

My message. It's here.

There are more enemy bodies coming in for your inspection, Doctor Yueh.

Are you all right? Yes, I'm fine.

Thank you, Thufir.

Dust cloud ahead, sire. That's it. Spice mining.

No other cloud quite like it.

Wormsign. Is it wormsign?

Yes. Worm. Big one.

You've got sharp eyes. May I?

Calling Harvester Pad Nine. Wormsign.

Who calls Pad Nine?

Don't mention the duke. This is an uncoded channel.

Unlisted flight northeast of you. Wormsign on intercept course.

Estimated contact: 15 minutes.

Have sighting confirmed. Stand by for fix.

Contact in 16 minutes minus.

Very precise estimate. Who's on that unlisted flight?

What happens now? The carryall will come and lift off the spice harvester.

Try to get in close over the harvester.

You'll find this interesting, sire. They'll work until the very last minute.

Spotter control, there's no sign of the carryall.

It isn't answering.

The worm is eight minutes away, sire.

Spotter control, give me a report by the numbers.

Report One. No contact.

Report Two. Negative.

Report Three. Negative, sir.

Report Four. No contact.

I think they've got our carryall.

Damn it. Harkonnens.

We are coming down to take you off the harvester. All spotters are ordered to comply.

Ordered by whom? Duke Leto Atreides.

Yes. Yes, sire. How many men do you have?

Full crew, 26 men.

But, sire, we can't leave all this spice.

Damn the spice! Get out of there!

Two men in each of the spoilers!

You, over here! Run! Run!

I can't see him yet, but he's very close.

Damn sloppy. Really damn sloppy.

Come on, boys, come on!

We're going to be heavy, sire.


Pure, unrefined spice.

Here it is! We've got to go!

Bless the maker and his water. Bless the coming and going of him.

May his passing cleanse the world. What's that you're saying?


Gods, what a monster!

Someone is going to pay for this, I promise.

He's more concerned over his men than the spice.

I must admit, against all better judgment, I like this duke.

Milady, the local people, the maids and servants, await your inspection.

Hawat has cleared them.

Excuse me, milady.

The Harkonnens may have tampered with them medically.

When you said Harkonnens, I didn't know you had so much reason to hate them.

My wife...

But of course, you didn't know my wife.

The Hark...

Forgive me.

They must have killed her.

Please excuse me if I can't talk about it.

He's holding something back.


There's the Imperial Conditioning.

Assurance of trust.

The Bene Gesserit mother. The legend.

Where is your son?

I must warn you, you are in great danger.



What is it doing to me?

Second moon.

The sleeper must awaken.

Am I the one?

A hunter seeker.

Can't get me if I don't move.

It's too dark in here for it to see clearly.

I've got to try to grab it.

Suspensor field will make it slippery on the bottom.

I must grip it tightly.

Who is operating that thing?

It has to be someone in the palace.

I could shout for help, but it would kill whoever opened the door.

Hold still.

It would have killed me.

I was its target. It went to the motion.

Who are you?

I am the Shadout Mapes, the housekeeper.

I must cleanse the way between us.

You saved my life, and we Fremen pay our debts.

A Fremen.

It is known to us that you've a traitor in your midst.

Who it is, we cannot say.

But we are certain of it.

A traitor.

Let's go, guys!

Set up a sonar probe immediately.

Over here!


They have tried to take the life of my son.

Sector six through 80, progress reports, sire.

Take it, Thufir.

Sector six, 80, copy the sixth, the sum of the eighth, the quadrant over the ninth, plus 80, four circles, weave the 80 and call the fourth.


Eight, Thufir Hawat, Mentat, Master of Assassins.

The, uh, the palace is now secure.

The city of Arrakeen is under martial law.

We have troops here, headquartered underground, on subfloors six through ten.

The rest of the troops are stationed in Arrakeen, and we have some on the airfield.

Our new army is still in training, but everything, everything is shielded, and with this shielding, we are impenetrable.

Sleep well, my son.

Father... drugged.

Jessica, what is wrong?

Forgive me, my beloved concubine.

I should have married you.

Why hold a dream to ascend to a throne through a political marriage?

I should have married you.

What happened?


He sabotaged the house generators. We are wide open!

House shield deactivating.

I've destroyed the new army's weirding modules.

I've brought House Atreides down.

Why? I wish to kill a man.

Not you, my dear Duke. You were already dead.

But you'll get close to the baron before you die.

You'll be tied and drugged, but you can still attack.

You can still attack!

When you see the baron, you'll have a new poison gas tooth.

He'll want you close so he can gloat over you.

One bite on this tooth, and a strong exhale...

Refuse. No, you mustn't!

Because, in return, I'll save the lives of your Paul and Jessica.

For Paul.


When you see the baron, remember the tooth.

The tooth. The tooth!

The shield is down! The shield is down!

Open the doors!


Get that shield up! The shield! The shield!

The weirding modules. Destroyed!

Long live Duke Leto!

The drug was timed.

Dr. Yueh has been very valuable to us.

What a pity you must remain gagged.

We can't let ourselves be swayed by your witch's voice now, can we?

Leto, where are you?

How simple to subdue us.

Good-bye, Jessica.

And good-bye to your sweet son.

I want to spit once on your head.

Just some spittle in your face.

What a luxury.

We were ordered to kill them, so kill them.

I wish this was Paul.

I knew Yueh's wife.

I was the one who broke his Imperial Conditioning.

I've thought of many pleasures with you.

It is perhaps better that you die in the innards of a worm.

What are your orders, Piter?

Take them to the desert as the traitor suggested.

The worms will destroy the evidence.

Their bodies must never be found.

They're down on this floor somewhere. Down there.




You wish now to join your wife? Is that it, traitor?

She lives?

You wish to join her?

Join her.

You think you've defeated me?

You think I don't know what I gained... for my wife?

Take him away.

Yueh's sign.

He's left us stillsuits.

Don't touch my mother!

He's trying the Voice.

The Reverend Mother said it could save him.

Did you hear a noise from the little one?

Huh? I didn't hear anything.

The little one.

Remove her gag.


Remove her gag.

There's no need to fight over me.

There's no need to fight...

A poisoned blade.

First... cut my son's bonds.

That's it.

Oh, my God!

It's under control.

Duke Leto Atreides.

Where is the ducal signet ring?

I must have his ring.

The ring!

He was brought to us as is, my lord Baron.

You killed the doctor too soon, you fool!

The doctor, Yueh. What did he say?

Paul and Jessica safe. Yes! The tooth!

He's coming around, Baron.

Where's your ring?

Huh? You do not answer?

Wait. Wait.

You must come closer.

The water... of my life... for Paul.

He's crying. He's crying!

What does that mean, Piter?

Come closer, Baron.

Jessica! Paul!

Leto! Leto, he's dead!

Oh, he's dead!

I know.

Am I alive?

I'm alive? Yes.

You're alive, my Baron.

I'm alive, eh?

I'm alive! I am alive!

I'm alive!

I can't maintain any altitude.

We'll never reach the safety of rock.

Maybe that small rock.

Where are we, do you think?

The south polar regions. The forbidden area.

Hold on.


Take the stillsuits.

Hurry! This crash might bring a worm.

The signet.

A million deaths are not enough for Yueh.

Where are my feelings? I feel for no one.

The second moon.

I mean Paul Atreides.

We want him killed.

Why? Why do they want me killed?

It has to be something to do with the spice.

But what?

He who controls the spice controls the universe!

This moon holds my future.

Never one drop of rain on Arrakis.

The sleeper must awaken.

They will call me Muad'Dib.

Listen to me. Listen.

You wanted to know about my dreams.

Well, I've just had a waking dream.

Do you know why?

The spice! It's in everything here.

Calm yourself.

Like the Truthsayer drug. It's a poison.

You knew the spice would change me.

But thanks to your teachings, it's changing my consciousness.

I see it! I can see it!

Is he the one?

You carry my unborn sister in your womb.

He knows.


Father, I promise one day the sleeper will awaken, and I will avenge your death.

I will not stop until I destroy the emperor and the baron.


Go now.

Take him to his desert... to die.


Yueh's left the plan for the weirding modules.

We have to get to that mountain of rock.

We have entered the time when all will turn against us and seek our lives.

It's further than I thought.

A worm is sure to come.

I'll plant this thumper. That should divert it.

Remember, walk without rhythm, and we won't attract a worm.

It will go to the thumper.

I'm ready.


It's deafening!

The spice.

Do you smell it? Yes!



A thumper.

The worm! Spice! Is there a relationship?

What's happened?

Why did it leave?

Someone started another thumper.

We're not alone.

Man-carved steps.


Such stealth.

I didn't hear them.

Perhaps these are the ones the Shadout Mapes told us of.

I will take the boy-man.

He shall have sanctuary in my tribe.

Stop! Get back!

She has the weirding way.

Great gods!

If you can do this to the strongest of us, you're worth ten times your weight of water.

As the leader of my people, I give you my bond.

Teach us this weirding way, and you both shall have sanctuary.

Your water shall mingle with our water.

Then I will teach you our way of battle.

I give you the word bond of a Bene Gesserit.

It is the legend.

I am Chani, daughter of Liet.

I would not have permitted you to harm my tribe.

From my dreams. So beautiful.

Come with me. I'll show you an easier way down.

You have strength.

You shall be known as Usul, which is the strength of the base of the pillar.

This is your secret name in our troop, but you must choose the name of manhood... which we will call you openly.

What do you call the mouse shadow in the second moon?

We call that one Muad'Dib.

Could I be known as Paul Muad'Dib?

You are Paul Muad'Dib.

And your mother shall be a Sayyadina among us.

We welcome you.

A dream unfolds.


Wind traps. Huge ones.


Millions of decaliters.

A treasure.

Greater than treasure, Usul.

We have thousands of such caches, and only a few of us know them all.

And when we have enough, we shall change the face of Arrakis.

Tell me of your home world, Usul.

"Tell me of your home world, Usul. "

Rabban! Rabban!

We're knee-deep in Atreides blood. We've gutted them!

We've gutted them!

Rabban. Rabban!

I place you in charge of Arrakis.

It's yours to squeeze as I promised.

I want you to squeeze and squeeze and squeeze!

Give me spice!

Drive them! Drive them into utter submission!

Do not show the slightest pity or mercy!

Never stop! Go! Go! Show no mercy!

Yes, Baron.


And when we've crushed these people enough, I'll send you, Feyd.

Lovely Feyd.

Where's my doctor?

Jessica... our Reverend Mother is too old.

She has been calling through space and time... for you to come and let her rest.

She asks that you pass within and become our Reverend Mother.

If you be a Reverend Mother...

let Shai-Halud judge now!

The Water of Life.

But what of my unborn child?

One day, I will have to do this.

Following the Bene Gesserit tradition, the old Reverend Mother surrendered her life... as she surrendered her knowledge.

Jessica had successfully transmuted the poisonous Water of Life.

Every man who has tried has died.

Am I the one?

The sleeper must awaken.

The tremendous power of the Water of Life... caused the premature birth of Jessica's daughter, Alia.

Alia was born with all the knowledge and powers of a Reverend Mother.

Feyd, even though he's aging, Thufir's one of the finest Mentats in the universe.

And he's mine, Feyd, all mine.

Try it now. I will.


Oh, Thufir!

I see they've installed your heart plug already.

Don't be angry. Everyone gets one here.

But this is not why we're here.

We brought you a little cat, Thufir.

You must care for it if you wish to live.

A poison has been introduced into your body, Thufir Hawat.

By milking this, this smooth little cat's body, you receive your antidote.

It must be done each day.

All I can see... is an Atreides that I want to kill.

Feyd! No, no!

Thufir's a Harkonnen now. Aren't you, Thufir?

My duke! How I've failed you.

Chani, I love you.

I've always loved you.

The Holy Warriors.

No one ever dreamed there were so many.

I am Usul. Paul Muad'Dib.

Our shared enemy, the Harkonnens, are once again in control of Arrakis.

Stilgar, your leader, has asked me and my mother... to teach you the weirding way to crush the Harkonnens.

We must do more than this.

We must totally destroy all spice production on Arrakis.

The Guild and the entire universe depends on spice.

He who can destroy a thing controls a thing.

I will take 100 of your warriors and train them.

This 100 will train the thousands that remain.

When the spice flow stops, all eyes will turn to Arrakis.

The baron and the emperor himself... will be forced to deal with us.

Arrakis will become the center of the universe.


This obelisk is of your hardest stone.

Kick it.

Hit it.

Yell at it.


Korba... cut it.

Move back.

Cha-a-a-a... a- aksa!


This is part of the weirding way that we will teach you.

Some thoughts have a certain sound, that being the equivalent to a form.

Through sound and motion... you will be able to paralyze nerves, shatter bones, set fires, suffocate an enemy or burst his organs.

We will kill until no Harkonnen breathes Arrakeen air.




Muad'Dib! Hmm?

Muad'Dib. Muad'Dib. Muad'Dib.

My name is a killing word.

They are ready to fight.

Yet in order to lead them, I must conquer the worm.

Conquer Shai-Halud.

Take the kiswa maker hook of our sietch... and ride as a leader of men.

Mmmmmm. Shai-Halud.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer.

Only the very strong ones travel this deep.

Usul has called a big one!

Again, it is the legend.



Usul, these are 15 of our finest warriors... to serve you as your guard.

The Fedaykin.





Cha-aksa! Cha-aksa!

Cha-aksa! Cha-aksa!



When the spice flow stops, all eyes will turn to Arrakis.

The baron and the emperor himself will be forced to deal with us.

Muad'Dib. Muad'Dib. Muad'Dib. Muad'Dib.

What happened? What happened to you and your men?

Muad'Dib. Muad'Dib. What are you saying?

Muad'Dib. Muad'Dib. Muad'Dib. What?

He's been repeating that name ever since we found him.

Who is this... Muad'Dib?


In the two standard years that followed, Muad'Dib and the Fremen brought spice production to a standstill.

Fearing for his life, Rabban did his best... to hide this fact from his uncle, the baron.

Paul's sister, Alia, matured at a frightening rate.

Her small body harbored tremendous powers.

Paul and Chani's love grew.

We surprised a band of smugglers.

Too bad. I thought they were Harkonnen.




You've no need of your weapons with me, Gurney Halleck.

Paul? Paul?

Don't you trust your own eyes?

They said you were dead.

They... they said...

Gurney! Gurney man!

You young pup! You young pup! Gurney!

Emperor Shaddam the Fourth, you have one last chance to take matters into your own hands... and bring the situation under control on Arrakis.

What do you mean one last... Silence! Do not speak!

Listen! You do not have more than this one chance.

I represent the entire Guild in this matter.

Our navigators warn you that spice production is in great danger.

A new Fremen leader, Muad'Dib, has stopped spice mining on Arrakis.

Our navigators suggest he is not of Arrakis.

No one on the outside world has been able to see him.

We do not know who he is.

The Harkonnens cannot stop him.

Remedy the situation, restore spice production, or you'll live out your life in a pain amplifier.

The emperor will stop him. He won't take the Water of Life.

That's why they want me killed.

They're afraid I'll take the Water of Life.

I want 50 legions of Sardaukar on Arrakis at once!

Fifty legions? That's our entire reserves as well.

This is genocide: the deliberate and systematic destruction... of all life on Arrakis!

The emperor is coming. Chani! Chani!

You were calling my name. It frightened me.

Oh, Chani.

All the images of my future are gone.

I have to drink the Water of Life.

No. Paul. Please.

I've seen the men who have tried.

I've seen how they died.

I'm dead to everyone unless I try... to become what I may be.

Only the Water of Life will free what can save us.


I must drink the sacred water.

We must go now.

Hurry. All I see is darkness.


I will love you forever.

You are my life.

You are my life.

Many men have tried.

They tried and failed?

They tried and died.

The worm is the spice. The spice is the worm.

The worms.

They're not attacking. Why?

Alia. Mother.

It's Paul.

He's taken the Water of Life.

There is a place... terrifying to us, to women.

This is the place they cannot look.

Travelling without moving.

Now I truly control the worm... and the spice.

And I have the power to destroy the spice forever!



Father, the sleeper has awakened!

Muad'Dib. Muad'Dib.

Muad'Dib. Muad'Dib.


Dune. Desert planet.

Your time has come.

A storm is coming.

Our storm.

And when it arrives it will shake the universe.

Emperor, we come for you!

We come for you!

Long live the fighters!

Long live the fighters!

Suspicion confirmed: The emperor's had Rabban seized.

Gurney, when the storm hits, set off the atomics.

I want an opening through the entire shield wall.

Stilgar, do we have wormsign?

Usul, we have wormsign the likes of which even God has never seen.

Bring in that floating fat man, the baron.

Why have you brought me here?

Your Highness... there must be some mistake.

I never requested your presence. Ah.

But your lack of action demanded it.

Your dreadful mismanagement, your bad judgment... in assigning to Rabban the governorship.

You've forced me to come here and set things straight, personally!

I am a messenger from Muad'Dib.

Poor Emperor!

I'm afraid my brother won't be very pleased with you.

Silence! Kill this child. She's an abomination.

Kill her!

Get out of my mind!

Not until you tell them both who I really am.


Daughter of Duke Leto the Just... and the Royal Lady Jessica.

Sister of Paul Muad'Dib.

Paul's sister? Paul is Muad'Dib?

Alia keeps pace with the storm.

With the storm, their air power will be useless.

On Arrakis, it's desert power.

Gurney, now!


My brother is coming... with many Fremen warriors.


Not impossible!

I told you. He is here now.

Father, today I will avenge your death.

Emperor, an impassable storm has descended.

The shield wall has been penetrated by atomics.

Release the Sardaukar!

Baron, give this little abomination to the storm.

Wait for my brother, Baron.


Wait for my brother.






Alia, now.

Come to me, Baron.


Feyd Rautha.

Emperor Shaddam the Fourth, there are Guild heighliners above us... containing many great Houses of the Landsraad.

Send them back! How dare you speak to me in that...

Stop your speaking!

You have some idea of what I could do.

Don't try your powers on me.

Try looking into that place where you dare not look.

You'll find me there staring back at you.

You mustn't speak... Silence!

I remember your gom jabbar.

Now you remember mine. I can kill with a word.

Aaaah! Aaaah!

And his word shall carry death eternal... to those who stand against the righteous.

The righteous? There is a Harkonnen among you.

Give the Harkonnen a blade, and let him stand forth.

If Feyd wishes, he can meet you with my blade in his hand.

I wish it. This is a Harkonnen animal.

Let me. Please, my lord.

The Emperor's blade.

Why prolong the inevitable?

I will kill you!

I will kill him!


I will kill him!

Who is the little one?

A pet, perhaps?

Will she deserve my special attentions?


You see your death.

My blade will finish you.

I will bend like a reed in the wind.




Usul no longer needs the weirding module.

Muad'Dib had become the hand of God, fulfilling the Fremen prophecy.

Where there was war, Muad'Dib would now bring peace.

Where there was hatred, Muad'Dib would bring love, to lead the people to true freedom, and to change the face of Arrakis.

We Fremen have a saying.

God created Arrakis to train the faithful.

One cannot go against the word of God.

And how can this be?

For he is the Kwisatz Haderach!

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