Dune was created by Frank Herbert in 1965. Originally it was published in two separate serials in Analog magazine. Dune was a hit and it turned into a franchise. Frank Herbert himself wrote five sequels: Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune, and Chapterhouse: Dune.
After Frank died in 1986, his son Brian Herbert continued the series with author Kevin J. Anderson.
Dune has been adapted to comics since the first movie adaptation. First comics of Dune were published by Marvel Comics. They were retelling of the 1984 movie using the actors' likeness.
A graphic novel of Dune was adapted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.
With the production of the 2021 movie adaptation. Boom! Studios acquired the license to the comic books. And released: Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar, Dune: House Atreides, Dune: A Whisper of Caladan Seas, Dune: The Waters of Kanly, and Dune: House Harkonnen.
The first attempt on making a movie on the franchise by Alejandro Jodorowsky failed. This project also had H.R. Giger attached to it.
In 1984 a film adaptation was made of Dune, directed by David Lynch.
In 2021, another movie adaption was made of the Dune novel, directed by Denis Villeneuve. It however cuts the story in half, with the second part planned on November 2023 release.
Sci-Fi channel created two miniseries: Dune, an adaptation of the Dune novel; and Children of Dune, combining Dune Messiah and Children of Dune novels into one.
Several games have been made of the Dune franchise, most known are the real-time strategy games by now defunct Westwood Studios.