My love and admiration for Frank Herbert’s masterpiece Dune is evident by now. I am beyond excited to see Denis Villeneuve’s new adaptation. The recent editions of Mission Impossible’s Rebecca Ferguson and Timothée Chalamet from Call Me By Your Name only continue to increase my anticipation.
As I stated before with this version I tried to ignore as many influences from previous Dune works and approach it as if I was a production designer on my own version of Dune. I tried to create 4 distinct worlds with cohesive aesthetics and color schemes.
The next installment in my Dune 2.0 line is that of House Corrino. For this line I tried to incorporate the house symbol of the lion and their classic gold embellishments. I added the color purple as it is the most regal. I took inspiration from the Italian Renaissance and later nobility with the gilded and ornate filigree. I created the Imperial throne as it seemed the most imposing way to show the power of the Padishah Emperor. I had never seen a design of the Sardaukar the blended the right level of regal honor guard and fear inducing shock troops. For the Bene Gesserit I tried to create certain symbols and imagery that I could repeat on the Reverend Mother and Alia Atreides. I added the small touch of coloring the jewels on their vestments to the appropriate house, purple for Corrino and green for Attriedes.