leading the way Dunes The release has reached fever-pitch. But a few years ago, director Denis Villeneuve didn’t know if he would ever direct a film again. Here’s what the director had to say about the disappointment, and how he moved on.
‘Doon’ is one of the most awaited films of the year
The latest adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi/fantasy novel has already premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in September 2021. The reviews are trickling in, and they’re more than promising – Dune It currently sports a 90% critical rating on review group Rotten Tomatoes.
but not well received after blade runner 2049, Villeneuve admits he wonders if he’ll ever work as a director again.
“About miracles for me blade runner 2049 The following is: I’m still making movies and you’re still talking to me,” Villeneuve recently told MTV. “Happy Sad Confused” podcast.
“I knew I was flirting with disaster when I did this film,” Villeneuve explained. “I put myself in massive artistic danger. Running was, as Christopher Nolan once told me… walking on sacred territory. It’s true. What I did was sacred. I was told was, ‘You don’t do that.’ Just the fact that I’m still making films here, for me… at least I wasn’t banned from the filmmaker community. It was a dangerous game.”
‘Blade Runner: 2049’ was a huge disappointment for the director
Villeneuve clearly made a comeback from Faux-Pass. However, blade runner 2049The weak performance at the box office serves as a reminder for the director to move on. According to IndieWireThe film cost over $300 million to make. Furthermore, it never broke $100 million in the US.
Like this Dune The director knew he needed to look at things differently. Villeneuve said Dune It was especially challenging because he had his own dreams to fight for.
“Together blade Runner And Dune‘It’s two different pressures,’ he said. blade Runner I had to respect Ridley Scott’s masterpiece. It was more an act of love. Here it is completely different. I’m dealing with the pressure of the dreams I had as a teenager. I was a big dreamer. When I was little I had big dreams. That teenager in me is totalitarian and I had to make those dreams happy. That was the biggest challenge.”
In any case, Dunne is getting the attention it deserves. Its all-star cast, led by Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Jason Momoa, can’t be ignored. And so far, it also appears to be a significant success. Above all, Denis Villeneuve is still working as a director.
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