The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Frank Herbert.
Dune is the story of a territorial war over a spice called "melange" that is found on only 1 planet; Arrakis.
In 2016, it was announced that Legendary Entertainment had acquired the rights to Dune for both Film and TV series. "Legendary and the Frank Herbert estate have reached an agreement which includes both the film and television motion picture rights to the classic sci-fi novel Dune. The agreement allows Legendary and Universal Pictures to develop film and television projects based on the franchise for a global audience."