The Promised Neverland Artist Draws Illustration For Dune Movie
posted on by Kim Morrissy
The Promised Neverland manga illustrator Posuka Demizu drew a special image to promote the Dune American sci-fi film. The illustration depicts the protagonist Paul and the characters of House Atreides, as well as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen and a hostile sandworm.
The film's director Denis Villeneuve commented on Demizu's drawing: "I'm in awe. I can see that Demizu preserves the characters and spirit of the film while making it their own. I can sense something special in how the drawing uses gravity; I think it's very beautiful. Very poetic. It's very humbling to me when I see what other artists feel from the 'image' in my work, and how they reflect that in their own work. I think it's a beautiful present."
Demizu commented on the film: "There are so many tense scenes one after another that I didn't have time to breathe. The different culture on an alien planet is depicted in a haunting way. It's a story where you can feel the pulse of a small family in the middle of an enormous desert."
Other anime creators have also commented on Dune including Shinji Higuchi (Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan), Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Napping Princess), and Takashi Yamazaki (Stand By Me Doraemon, Lupin III THE FIRST).
Higuchi said, "There's no reason not to watch it on the big screen." Yamazaki said, "For two-and-a-half hours I felt like I was there in Arrakis, witnessing a historic moment." Kamiyama said, "The visuals are so compelling that they make you forget it's a sci-fi film. It whisks the viewer away to Dune."
The film will open in Japan on October 15 and in the United States on October 22.
Source: Press Release