Director Denis Villeneuve revealed the level of attention to detail and the time spent perfecting the appearance of iconic sandworms from the planet Arrakis in his next screen narrative from Dune.Villeneuve, which had previously given life to alien creatures at Arrival before tackling Blade Runner 2049, told Empire Magazine (via / Film) that he and his production team had spent a year figuring out how such a giant creature would work in a desert environment in order to get the right look.
“We talked about every little detail that would make such a beast possible, from the texture of the skin to the opening of the mouth, going through the system to eat its food in the sand,” said Villeneuve. : “It was a year of work to design and find the perfect shape that looked quite prehistoric.”
Sandworms literally occupy an important place in the Dune saga. They live in the deserts of the planet Arrakis, where they are an integral part of the production of the spice that makes Arrakis such a singularly important world.
And the spice, as any Dune fan knows, is the source of great wealth and therefore power, leading to dangerous rivalries between the great houses of history.
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