Jodorowsky's Dune Uncovered

Jodorowsky's Dune.

Scene 35 : Jessica's Destiny

The script opens on the interior of a Bene Gesserit temple, "with an architectural style both Egyptian and futurist". The Moebius storyboards, however, are somewhat more cinematic, and begin by showing the Bene Gesserit asteroid in space, and zooming in, through a window, into the temple.

Jessica is lead by several older women to the old Reverend Mother.

A preparation of Spice is injected into the Reverend Mother's skull, causing her eyes to turn white and she proclaims in an inhuman tongue that : "I know where genetic paths come from, and where they lead".

The Reverend Mother goes on to announce that Jessica will give the Duke a daughter, who will receive the genes of a Harkonnen and give birth to the Kwisatz Haderach.

Note: The order of this and the previous scene are reversed in the Moebius storyboards, which allows the Moebius flashback sequence to be sequential, rather than jumping backwards and forwards through Jessica's past.

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