All of the thing’s (((George Lucas’s Star Wars))) saga stole from Frank Herbert‘s masterpiece, Dune. The Resemblance is uncanny! From the main characters name to the big reveal about his lineage.
Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. A winner of the Hugo Award and Nebula Award for outstanding science fiction, Dune is popularly considered one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time and is frequently cited as the best-selling science fiction novel in history. Dune spawned five sequels written by Herbert and inspired a film adaptation by David Lynch, two mini-series made by the United States-based Sci-Fi Channel, computer games, and a series of prequels co-written by Brian Herbert, the author’s son, and Kevin J. Anderson.
George Lucas has acknowledged the heavy influence of The Hidden Fortress on Star Wars, particularly in the technique of telling the story from the perspective of the film’s lowliest characters, C-3PO and R2-D2. Lucas’s original plot outline for Star Wars also had a strong resemblance to the plot of The Hidden Fortress, which would be reused for The Phantom Menace.