Denis Villeneuve is recovering from the long production process on the critically acclaimed “Blade Runner 2049” not by taking a vacation, but working on the script of his upcoming adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel “Dune.” While Villeneuve is still a potential Best Director nominee for his incredible work on the unexpected Sci-Fi sequel, the biggest unanswered question of the day remains whether he’s potentially directing the next James Bond film.
In September, a report claimed Daniel Craig’s first choice for the follow up to “Spectre” was Villeneuve. The Canadian filmmaker was also listed as one of the producer’s top three picks. When I asked him about whether he’d be directing the new 007 flick Villeneuve kept the door open, but seemed to infer his priority was “Dune.”
“The thing is I don’t now about that, but listen,” Villeneuve says. “Daniel Craig is a very inspiring actor and I had some contact and the thing is that I’m busy right now doing ‘Dune.’ But, I will say to have the privilege to work with him it would be a dream. I would love to work with Daniel and a Bond movie for me would be a treat. It’s a matter of timing, I guess.”
During our conversation, Villeneuve went in-depth on how the film’s biggest secret remained one, his feeling about reviews, the passion Harrison Ford still has for acting and details of the extremely complicated hologram lounge fight, among other topics.
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