Moebius' amazing technicolor designs for a failed Dune movie

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 14, 2012

Before David Lynch got the first filmed Dune adaptation off the ground in the early '80s, director Alejandro Jodorowsky took a stab in 1974—and hired legendary comic artist Jean "Moebius" Giraud to do the character designs.

Jodorowsky had grandiose plans for his adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel. He wanted Salvador Dali to play Emperor Shaddam IV and Orson Welles to play Baron Harkonnen. Oh, and the script would've translated to 14 hours of desert-based ecological-political-spiritual science fiction. As such, it fell apart with a resounding thud.

But the designs are wonderfully, kaleidoscopically loopy.

(Via Quenched Consciousness)

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