...about DUNE...

---- picts of the unseen dune from http://www.duneinfo.com/ ----

Frank Herbert is to scifi what Tolkien is to Fantasy.
It is maybe the one and only saga i read every three/four years ;) and it continues to inspire me.
But Before that David Lynch turned it into the controversial movie everyboy knows... ( you love it or you hate it)
Did you know that back in 1974 there was a DUNE project in Europe, gathering eclectic band of talents lead by Alejandro Jodorowsky ( director) with...

Moebius( boards and character designs)

H.R. Giger (planet Harkonnen designs)

Chris Foss (vehicules and spaceships)

But also Dan O'Bannon( special effects), Orson Welles(as baron Vladimir Harkonnen) , Pink floyd (music) and Salvator Dali ( the emperor Shaddam the fourth for one hour on the set for a fee of $100,000 )...

What a crazy movie it would have been!

The project never passed the stage of conception, but this adventure triggered many ideas @ Holywood, and some bits and parts of this derelict planet can be still be found here and there for those who know where to look at...

Star wars
( Dan O'Bannon worked on effects of episode IV )

Empire strikes back's Sarlacc pit

Space slug

and Jabba the Hutt ( remains of Leto Atreides II the God emperor of Dune )

H.R. Giger: Alien got contacted after Dune to work on Alien, and the Planet harkonnen became the famous Planet LV-426

the Long tomorrow ( wrote by Dan O'Bannon)

The Incal ( wrote by Alejandro Jodorowsky, his own version of Dune's roots an mythos )

hope that the next movie planned for 2010 and directed by Peter Berg ( yes , a new DUNE! ) will live up to our expectations :)

And while we are at it, here's my own little tribute to the Dune Universe ;)

13 commentaires:

  1. Super intéressant ce post! Je ne savais rien de ce projet originel pour un film de Dune... mais vu les talents que ça rassemblait, ça fait rêver!

  2. Very nice dude. Did you rig the character for the lip animation? and were the opening light strobes done in 3D or in post pro? Awesome man.

  3. great!!!It would be even better with some close shots.

  4. Far out post, I love your work, always a great inspiration.

    Are you doing any more animations?

  5. Peut on espérer un film d'animation sur Dune ? voir pourquoi pas une série de film (comme c'est la mode en ce moment) sur Dune ? Vue la qualité de l'animation, et le nombre de fan de Dune, ça devrait bien intéresser des producteurs.
    En tout cas beau boulot. Bizarrement l'image statique sur cgsociety m'a donné l'impression de faire très 3D alors que animé le rendu est génial !
    Encore du très beau boulot. Et mais en fait, j'attends toujours impatiemment votre bd ;)

    -Orfvz Jywa

  6. Comme j'ai dit sur ton guestbook de CGS, ça veut dire que tu vas faire un short je crois:D

    J'espère en tout cas, moi j'aimerais ça en voir un!

    En passant je crois que t'as oublié de cochez "submit to gallery" sur CGS, c'est juste dans ton folio mais pas posté sur le forum.

    À quand ton propre IP chez Ubi?:D

    - Philippe Ringuette-Angrignon

  7. wow .. jadore ta creativité .. grave man

  8. Awesome stuff, I love it.The design of Your DUNE tribute is pretty cool, I love the ornaments.

  9. I love this post, Pascale. Dune has been a catalyst for some amazing and creative work and your video is one of the finest I've seen. I'd love to see the whole movie done like that. Amazing work.

  10. Ah si seulement jodorowski avait pu mener son projet à bien. Dali en padishah shadam IV avec son trone.... pour ceux qui connaissent l'artbook sur le sujet!
    Cela aurait été, à défaut d'être une super adpatation, un délire visuel parfaitement exaltant. On attend donc cette nouvelle version avec impatience. Que le réa ne ruine rien

  11. Love your artworks man.
    PS: The Long tomorrow is one of best short comic, I have read.

  12. I truly appreciate this post. Interesting content. I enjoyed reading this. Some nice points there.I’m very glad to look at your article.

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