Extraordinary DUNE: PART ONE (2021) Ornithopter Concept Art by George Hull

Check out Dune: Part One concept art by George Hull!
The Dune remake continues to tear up the box office making $330 million worldwide in its third week. I finally got around to watching it this past weekend and it's truly amazing. One of the stand-out moments in the film is whenever the flying machines known as the ornithopters or "'thopters" took off. It had a wonderful organic look. One of the many talented artists working on the film shared some of his designs for the thopters.

George Hull is a professional concept artist who's worked on big-budget films like The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Iron Man 2 (2010), and Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017).

For director Denis Villeneuve one of the most important designs in the film was the ornithopters. 

"For instance, the ornithopters, how would you approach a machine that is described in the book as a flying machine that has wings, like a bird flapping in the air?" Villeneuve told IGN. "I was dreaming to have that shape inspired by a dragonfly, that would be muscular and feel realistic, and close to the spirit of a helicopter. It was important to me that all the vehicles obey the laws of nature, gravity, and physics, and that they not look like fantasy vehicles, but something closer to science fiction, to science, and all grounded in the book."

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Reference: https://www.ign.com/articles/dune-how-denis-villeneuve-designed-the-ornithopters

About Dune: Part One (2021)

Official synopsis: "A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive"
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Cinematography by Greig Fraser
Production Design by Patrice Vermette
"Dune: Part One" stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgård, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Chang Chen, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling, Babs Olusanmokun,
"Dune: Part One" was released on October 22, 2021 (United States)
What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Dune: Part One what do you think of the look?

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