Great Concept Art Found for Two Dead Projects: Dune & Newt
by Alex Billington
September 4, 2010
Okay, before anyone gets overly anxious about this, Paramount's new take on Dune isn't actually dead, but the Peter Berg version is - and that's what this concept art is for. Earlier today, a bunch of concept art from two projects hit the web, but unfortunately it's some beautiful concept art for two projects that are now dead in the water. The first set of art is from Pixar's Newt, which we reported last May was canceled, supposedly because of Rango. Pixar's own Facebook page put up a huge gallery. The second set is for Peter Berg's Dune adaptation, with art from Jock, who posted a big gallery on his own website. Examples from both are below.
Both of these look amazing, I'm actually quite sad the projects are dead. Newt was going to be about a newt who finds out he's the only one of his kind left, but then finds a mate elsewhere, which also sounds similar to Blue Sky's Rio. Beautiful art for that. And as for Dune, I'm still excited to see Pierre Morel's take on the sci-fi epic, but I love all of Jock's art. Those spice worms look badass and it just looks like it would've been pretty awesome. Except I'm not sure if the characters would've been a little bit too stylized. It's interesting that we even get to see all this concept and, as I said before, unfortunate that both of these are no longer going to be made. But of course, Pixar has plenty more in the works, and a new Dune movie is still coming eventually.