“Blade Runner 2” Director Denis Villeneuve Wants To Make a James Bond Film

By Nilankur Dutta | 1 year ago
“Blade Runner 2” Director Denis Villeneuve Wants To Make a James Bond Film

Denis Villeneuve may have handled the dirty war on drugs beautifully in “Sicario”, but he now wants to take on the most iconic spy of all time: James Bond. Villeneuve said at a recent interview that a James Bond film is right up his alley. Read on to find out more.

Villeneuve is a busy man. Apart from making the critically and commercially acclaimed “Sicario”, he is directing Amy Adams in sci-fi drama “Story of Your Life”, as well as planning the “Blade Runner” sequel with Ridley Scott.


But that does not make him stop wanting to have a go directing a Bond film, as the Canadian director mentioned at a recent interview with Coming Soon. Villeneuve was asked about his propensity to make ‘genre films’: first a gritty crime story, now a science fiction drama, and he gave a very interesting answer:

“It’s strange because I understand that each genre has its own specific rules, but for me, they are all movies. I’m just attracted to try to do different things, and I was very excited to make a movie that required more action. I was raised with James Bond. I love James Bond movies. I would love to do a James Bond movie one day. The action is very cinematic. I’m not someone that loves dialogue – I am someone that loves movement. Action, if it’s well done, can be very poetic and meaningful.”

Of course it is hardly likely that you will have a Villeneuve’s “Man With the Golden Gun” starring Benicio Del Toro (as a Puerto Rican Bond perhaps) anytime soon, with the director’s schedule chock-full of projects right now. There is even a “Sicario” sequel in the works, even as the original plays at theaters.

But mere facts have never come in the way of the internet speculating, and Screen Rant is already talking about Sam Mendes’ imminent departure from the franchise leaves a hole best filled by Denis Villeneuve.

But until that happens,  we will have to just content ourselves with Villeneuve’s many excellent movies: Jake Gyllenhaal grappling with this doppelganger in “Enemy” or the mysterious “Incendies.”


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