There’s a new Dune film in the works, directed by Denis Villeneuve, and it says it’ll probably bite my ass again, but it looks like it can really be good. To promote the film, Warner Bros. has recently released a series of character posters with gloomy and underlined studies of each important member of the cast.
They are all here: the obedient and doomed Leto, the traitor Yueh, the Beast Rabban, the rogue Duncan Idaho and everything else. They also look very damn good: this is an impressive cast.
Inspired by those posters, redditor Xam3l created a number of similar ones character posters taken from the legendary Mass Effect edition of BioWare. Instead of the name of the actor and the character, however, each Mass Effect poster bears the character's name and some honorifics: Commander Shepard is The Specter, for example, while Legion is The Machine and Jack is Subject Zero.
(You'll notice a few duplicates: Xam3l reworked some of the ideas (and added another one) tracking thread.)
It’s a pretty spectacular job and really captures the cinematic feel of the Dune posters, if it weren’t for such a straightforward style of style, I would urge BioWare to contact Xam3l to obtain licenses for the images for official use.
“When I saw the newly released Dune posters, I felt the need to remix them,” explained Xam3l, content creator, video game photographer and (obviously) big Mass Effect fan. "I saw a couple of memes, but I wanted to take a serious turn. So I thought of Mass Effect for the vast cast of characters, the sci-fi setup, and because I have hundreds and hundreds of photos taken during my trip. in Legendary Edition in the X Series ".
There was also this feeling of voyeurism in those Dune posters, as if they were using still images from the movie or BTS, which feels very ‘video game’. In Mass Effect mode we have no dynamic positions and are limited to the characters ". movement during the game and exploration, so all we can capture is also very voyeur. "
Xam3l said that the process of creating the photos was really quite simple: after capturing images of characters using the photo mode of the Legendary Edition, it was a (relatively) direct matter of cropping and scaling, adding text with Similar fonts and play with color notes give them a more Dune-like look. As for why some characters, like Miranda and James, are also simple: Xam3l hadn’t considered it when capturing the images, so he made no effort to make sure he took good pictures of everyone.
Still, he will continue to work on it: “Thanks to community feedback and all the healthy responses, I will complete the set,” he said.
If you like the posters and want to see more, you can follow the work of Xam3l Instagram.