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Cleopatra (D: Villeneuve)

Denis Villeneuve in Talks to Direct Sony's Cleopatra Movie
3:47 PM PDT 9/27/2017 by Mia Galuppo

The long-gestating project is one step closer to production.

Sony's long-embattled Cleopatra movie looks like it could be back on track with the addition of Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve.

The Arrival helmer is in talks to direct the project from producers Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal via their Scott Rudin Productions and Pascal Pictures banner.


The movie is based on the Stacy Schiff best-selling book Cleopatra: A Life, which paints the Egyptian ruler as a shrewd negotiator and powerful female figure that shaped human history in her short life. David Scarpa (The Day the Earth Stood Still) penned the screenplay.

Sony's Cleopatra was one of the projects that was maligned by the 2014 hacking, where in a leaked email Rudin called then-rumored star Angelina Jolie "out of her mind" about the movie. In an interview with The New York Times, the actress said that she was aware of the emails but chose not to read them.

Multiple big-name directors have been attached, at one time or another, to helm the historical epic, including Ang Lee, David Fincher and James Cameron. Villeneuve, who gained the industry's attention with the smaller crime dramas Sicario and Prisoners, has proven that he isn't afraid to take on high-concept, high-stakes projects.

After a best picture Oscar nomination for his heady alien-invasion story Arrival, the Canadian filmmaker is jumping from one sci-fi universe to the next. His Blade Runner 2049 is set for release next week, and he is attached to helm Legendary's long-gestating Dune remake. He is also among the directors shortlisted for the next James Bond movie, along with Yann Demange.

Villeneuve is repped by CAA and Canada's Claude Girard.
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Movie better be 4+ hours or I’m out.
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12 hours, rated NC-17 or I'm out.
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Come on now DV, I hope you haven't been led astray by Hollywood. We need another Enemy or Polytechnique.
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I just don't think a Cleopatra movie suits his style.
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Nooooo. . . . DUNE!

Get your priorities in order, Denis!

Fucking DUNE!
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I would rather it be Cleopatra Jones
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And Jolie is no longer anywhere near this?
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Unless Angelina forgave Scott and Amy, I don't see her involved in this.
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I thought Denis was involved in Dune until he got Bladerunner? I don't think he would make another sci-fi-fi flick right after this one. Hell, Arrival also had science fiction flourishes, too. I'd totally be down with a historical epic from him, though.
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Blade Runner and Arrival=Sci Fi
Cleopatra= historical epic in the desert

Dune= Sci Fi in the desert

Denis is biding his time and building experience in the genres.
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Blade Runner and Arrival=Sci Fi
Cleopatra= historical epic in the desert

Dune= Sci Fi in the desert

Denis is biding his time and building experience in the genres.


I'll accept that.
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I hope that Joel Edgerton is in this, after all he's the go to guy for Egyptian roles.

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Good interviews with Villeneuve here, but they are in French:

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/...de-runner-2019
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Only if it's this version:



Or this one:


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I hope that Joel Edgerton is in this, after all he's the go to guy for Egyptian roles.
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No one cares about Cleopatra
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Why do they redact the generic Sony switchboard number?

However, you see where Villeneuve got his Dune leads.
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From the writer of Napoleon.
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And the producer of Police Academy II
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Ugh. Timothee Chalamet again? Can I please get a break from this kid?? Sorry, not a fan.
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Who will they get to play Titus Pullo?
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Who will they get to play Titus Pullo?
Jason Momoa!


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Jason Momoa!
Please. No!

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