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Untold Tales of Hollywood #68

This is an interior Conan the Destroyer set I designed where Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) battles with Bombatta (Wilt Chamberlain). Production designer Pierluigi Basile did a rough sketch, loosely indicating what he wanted. Following that sketch is my interpretation.

This is how it looked in the movie:

All of that beautiful marble? It’s all painted plywood. The Mexican crew members were so skillful at faux marble that you had get mere inches away from it to see that it wasn’t real marble.

This was another set design, Queen Taramis‘ bed chamber, a sexy scene with Arnold and Sarah Douglas. Here’s Pierluigi Basile’s sketch, followed by my interpretation of his drawing.

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