Cleopatra (Denis Villeneuve)

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Bacon wrote:So is this coming before or after the two other projects he's set to direct?
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The first social media reviews around the world on Blade Runner 2049 are calling the film a sci-fi masterpiece. Now, its director Denis Villenueve is in discussions for one of Sony Pictures’ highest profile pictures. Deadline hears that Villenueve will re-develop to direct Cleopatra, the epic female empowerment story of one of history’s most complex heroines. Based on the bestselling Stacy Schiff biography that is being produced by Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal, Cleopatra has seen the biggest filmmakers names circle this one, including James Cameron, Paul Greengrass, and David Fincher. Now, it’s Villenueve who has sparked to the challenge and in a week he might be the hottest guy out there.

That filmmaker has quickly catapulted to the top of the A-list after directing Prisoners, Sicario and Arrival and then taking the Blade Runner baton from Ridley Scott. He has also been one of the three director names on the short list to direct the next James Bond film, along with ’71 and White Boy Rick director Yann Demange and David Mackenzie, the Hell or High Water director now filming Outlaw King, the story of rebellious Scottish king Robert the Bruce, for Netflix. Villenueve is also developing a new version of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune for Legendary Entertainment. The expectation is 007 isn’t in the cards, and that he can work on Cleopatra while directing Dune.

Sony has a script that David Scarpa, Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland have all worked on. Angelina Jolie has long been eyed to play the Egyptian queen, but it is unclear whether that still will happen. ... 202178276/
Not sure about when he plans to do The Son.

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Fuck, he needs to make The Son. Read that book this summer. It's great, mostly because I imagined the protagonist as Jake Gyllenhaal and the detective as Josh Brolin.

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I always wonder what a Nolan directed historical epic set in ancient Egypt would look like. Probably incredible.
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it seems rather ironic that Sony is trying a Cleopatra film despite their financial woes

did they forget what happened last time

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thrice wrote:This means that we'll see Avatar 2 in like 6 years at the earliest. Can't see that happen
OMG this is from 2010. Avatar 2 will probably be here like what....2019?????

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It's like time machine. :lol:
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kanjisheik wrote:Cameron won't be directing this because he will be doing Avatar 2 and 3. ... vatar-2-3/
I know, I know, but don't worry Avatar 2 isn't coming out for 3 more years. Then he's doing Avatar 3 right after that, so there's only gonna be one year of Avatar craziness. :thumbup:

(Not including hype for the 20 disc 4-D blu-ray box set a year later) :wtf:
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Still have to see the Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor. I got it ready just haven't found the time yet lol

edit: just realized we'll probably never see Nolan working with Deakins nor Villeneuve with Van Hoytema

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Denis' work ethic is just nuts

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