The film, based on the fantasy novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, tells the story of Paul Atreides, a talented young man born into a wealthy family. He is destined for a great future, which he is not yet able to realize. One day his family is sent to the distant and dangerous planet Arrakis, where spice is extracted among the endless sand dunes — a psychedelic substance necessary for intergalactic travel. Prey is hindered by creepy creatures - huge sandworms that react to sound and devour everything in their path. While the Atreides are settling on the planet, they do not realize that they have been sent to certain death.