Know now that it was the year one thousand nine hundred eighty-four. The film universe is ruled by Star Wars and its most recent installment, Return of the Jedi.
The most precious material in the film universe is a science fiction property that film studios could hope to turn into a blockbuster movie, leveraging the popularity of Star Wars into giant piles of money.
Oh yes, I forgot to tell you: the film studios were so certain in their plan that they gave one such project to a mercurial director that had passed on Return of the Jedi. A director whose film projects are often akin to an acid trip.
The director David Lynch, the film is Dune.