Denis Villeneuve says his next movie is "Dune"

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My colleague over at The Playlist, Gregory Ellwood, interviewed Denis Villeneuve as part of a podcast and got this juicy tidbit about what the venerable director's follow-up to "Blade Runner" will be, "Dune" fans take note:

"The thing is I don’t now about that, but listen,” Villeneuve says. “Daniel Craig is a very inspiring actor and I had some contact and the thing is that I’m busy right now doing ‘Dune.’ But, I will say to have the privilege to work with him it would be a dream. I would love to work with Daniel and a Bond movie for me would be a treat. It’s a matter of timing, I guess.

It has been rumored for a while that Legendary Pictures had been courting Villeneuve for their upcoming Dune reboot. It was finally revealed, just a few months back, by Brian Herbert (son of Dune author Frank Herbert), on twitter no less, that the contracts had been signed, and Villeneuve would be directing the film. This is all very exciting news considering David Lynch's lackluster 1984 version was a tremendous disappointment to most of the book's hardcore fans and that a Dune movie has been rumored for decades now. If there's a director that could pull it off, maybe it's Villeneuve. Also knowing how quick he is to jump into projects, I wouldn't be surprised if the filming starts very soon ...

[The Playlist]