Denis Villeneuve Confirms Talks To Direct BOND 25

Blade Runner 2046 is opening later this week, making it a perfect, momentous time to circulate the name of Denis Villeneuve who helmed the long-awaited and critically-raved sequel. The hit director of 2015 thriller, Sicario, is reportedly in the running with EON Productions having confirmed talks to sit in the chair for the 25th Bond film of the 007 franchise. 
“It’s true — I’ve been in discussions with (producer) Barbara Broccoli and (actor) Daniel Craig. It’s a magnificent project; I would love to do a James Bond, but I don’t know how it would fit with my current projects. We’ll have to see.”
Sam Mendes last directed the 2012 and 2015 installments proceeding the work of Martin Campbell and Marc Forster following the 2006 reboot with a reinterpretation of '67 Bond classic, Casino Royale. Craig, who is the seventh among the extended number of principal multi-media players who've portrayed the character in its history, confirmed his return for the next venture back in August with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade scripting, and Broccoli joined by Michael G. Wilson producing.

The new Bond film has a November 8, 2019 release.

Villeneuve is also up to direct a readaptation of Dune for Legendary, as well as a Cleopatra project for Sony.

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