7 Coolest Designs from Jodorowsky's Dune

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Courtesy of H.R. Giger/Sony Pictures Classics
This is the start of one very weird list.
We're about halfway through the two-week run of Jodorowsky's Dune at Harkins Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, so time is running out for you to go check out the funny, thought-provoking, and painfully frustrating documentary about experimental filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's ill-fated attempt to make the book Dune into a movie. Obviously, this movie has something for sci-fi geeks and art house film nerds, but the story is interesting and peppered with appearances by Salvador DalĂ­, Orson Welles, and Mick Jagger.

One of the best parts of the film is being immersed in the completely hashed-out art and design elements of Jodorowsky's planned film, and we have seven examples that you just have to see.

See also: Jodorowsky's Dune: Could the Surrealist Have Made a Blockbuster?

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Courtesy of H.R. Giger/Sony Pictures Classics
Creepy Dutch artist H.R. Giger was enlisted to make the Harkonnen world come to life in a dark, twisted style that came naturally to him. This side view and the larger image above were supposed to be the Baron's temple.

Giger was sought out by Jodorowsky due to his flair for gothic design and penchant for making stuff look unsettlingly evil. Chances are his take on the Harkonnen world would've been a little more frightening than David Lynch's. Jodorowsky even had Mick Jagger slotted to play Feyd-Rautha, while Lynch got Sting for the role. Ouch.


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jasonpwoodbury
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Yeah, I'd pay stupid money for a Moebius/Dune graphic novel.

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