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‘Dune’ director Denis Villeneuve to helm adaptation of sci-fi vintage ‘Rendezvous With Rama’

Via PTI

LOS ANGELES: “Dune” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s tryst with sci-fi style isn’t but over as he’s set to take on the characteristic movie adaptation of novel “Rendezvous With Rama”.

Alcon Leisure, which labored with the critically-lauded director for his 2013 film “Prisoners” and 2017’s “Blade Runner: 2049”, is at the back of the undertaking, as in step with The Hollywood Reporter.

Initially printed in 1973, “Rendezvous With Rama” takes position within the 12 months 2131 and follows a bunch of people despatched to intercept a large cylindrical alien starship that enters the Sun Gadget.

The staff of explorers makes an attempt to be informed the mysteries of the vessel, believing it might be mankind’s first touch with clever alien existence.

The undertaking will likely be produced by means of Alcon co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove along Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary of Revelations Leisure banner.

“This is likely one of the maximum clever works of fiction within the style; it poses as many questions because it does solutions, and is a piece for our time,” Johnson and Kosove stated “It is completely suited to our pal and collaborator Denis’ sensible sensibilities and in particular to his love and keenness for science fiction.

We also are happy to paintings with Morgan and Lori, who’ve a long-standing pastime for this IP,” they added.

Villeneuve maximum just lately directed Warner Bros’ epic drama “Dune”, which was once in keeping with writer Frank Herbert’s 1965 vintage of the similar title.

The film, which featured Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa and Zendaya, launched in October this 12 months and has up to now minted shut USD 400 million international.

Villeneuve is recently onerous at paintings on the second one a part of “Dune”, scheduled to return out in October 2023.

He’ll additionally connected to direct episodes of HBO Max derivative prequel sequence “Dune: The Sisterhood”.

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