‘Blade Runner 2’ Director Would Like To Remake ‘Dune’ Next

09.13.16 3 years ago 5 Comments

Sicaro director Denis Villeneuve has turned to science fiction lately, with his Arrival screening at The Toronto International Film Festival (our review here) and his Blade Runner sequel currently filming on location in Budapest, Hungary. In an interview with Variety, Villeneuve revealed his desire to continue making sci-fi after Blade Runner 2. Specifically, he’d like to remake Dune:

“I had been wanting to do sci-fi for a very long time. 2001: A Space Odyssey is a movie that really impressed me as a teenager. And also Blade Runner. And Close Encounters of the Third Kind is also one of my favorites. I’m always looking for sci-fi material, and it’s difficult to find original and strong material that’s not just about weaponry. A longstanding dream of mine is to adapt Dune, but it’s a long process to get the rights, and I don’t think I will succeed. Also I would love to write something myself. I have two [sci-fi] projects right now that are in very stages. It’s too early to talk about them.”

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