Moebius – Jodorowsky’s Dune (1)

Mobieus - Jodorowsky's Dune

Mobeius Jodorowsky's Dune 01

Top left: “Duke Leto Atreides”
Top right a “Sardaukar” – I still prefer this depiction
Bottom left “Feyd” – played by Sting in Lynch’s 84 Version
Bottom right “Kynes”

All concept Art from Mobieus for the aborted Alejandro Jodorowsky 1976 version of “Dune”. With Mobieus in charge of Costume Design and Storyboarding, Chris Foss taking care of Spaceship’s and Vehicles and H.R.Giger creating the evil Harkonnen Homeworld + a Pink Floyd soundtrack & starring Mick Jagger and Salvador Dali amongst others! it goes without saying this is definitely the greatest film never made. The project stalled when funds dried up and other assorted spanners randomly flew into the creative machine. Truly a project of immense scope and scale – alas never to be, at least not in this Universe!

Read all you need to know about the project, see all the art, interviews and more at this amazing site: http://www.duneinfo.com/ - Thanks Dan for the tip on that!  The Mobieus feature is at http://www.duneinfo.com/unseen/moebius.asp

It’s also well worth having a read about Alejandro Jodorowsky himself at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodorowsky -

Also some more at:

Manny Z’s Cininite Blog: http://citinite.wordpress.com/2008/08/25/jean-moebius-giraud/
And the excellent io9.com http://io9.com/5088014/costume-designs-and-storyboards-from-the-dune-that-never-was

12 thoughts on “Moebius – Jodorowsky’s Dune (1)

  1. Also worth noting is that Jodorowsky’s Dune was something of a mess really, and that eventually he went on to create the Metabaron comic book series, which contains much of what he wanted his Dune to be.

    But even better, most of the design crew on his Dune–Giger, Foss, Moebius–went from that, to Ridley Scott’s doomed Dune project, to Alien. And thank you for that, I might add! Though I will always wish to be abruptly transported to a parallel universe in which everything is the same, except Scott’s Dune was made, and I get to watch it. Mmmm.

  2. thanks for all the comments on here… I’ve updated the post and added some of Chris Foss’s work in a new post..

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