The Ice Palace was an important set on Conan the Destroyer. It was difficult trying to suss out just what director Richard Fleischer wanted in regards to that set. I tried a number of directions. The one thing I knew I didn’t want was something that looked like the Fortress of Solitude from the movie Superman.
Here are a few of my designs, some completed, some sketchy and some partially completed.
I was none too happy with most of these. The director felt that way, too, and directed Piero to make the Ice Palace look just like Superman‘s Fortress of Solitude.