The humongous creature is one of the most recognisable images from the world of Dune, having appeared on many of the covers of Frank Herbert's original novel.
So naturally anticipation has been sky-high for how Denis Villeneuve would tackle the iconic worm, the director explaining that they "took their time" with the design.
"I think that as soon as you say, 'okay, let's make Dune' you go back home and the first thing you ask is, 'okay, what about the worm?'" he told Entertainment Weekly.
"It's a fantastic central figure of Dune's story, that massive creature that lives in the deep desert, so when we were creating the worm I tried to create a lifeform that you will totally believe can go and survive in this land.
"So of course it has to have some prehistoric quality to it, because it's living in the most rough environment.
"It was a lot of dreaming," Villeneuve continued. "We took our time with it. I deeply love the worm we came up with. It was important for me to understand that this huge creature has a soul, to understand that it is revered as a god-like figure."
Dune stars Timothée Chalamet as gifted young man who is destined to liberate a planet and seize control of its precious substance, called spice.
The movie also boasts an impressive cast including Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård and Charlotte Rampling.
Dune is scheduled for release in cinemas on December 18, 2020.
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