Denis Villeneuve seen alone and with Tanya Lapointe at the 69th Annual Director Guild Awards held at the Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 4th February 2017
Does he realise what he's getting himself into?
It has just been announced that director Denis Villeneuve will be taking on the remake of 'Dune' more than thirty years after David Lynch launched the long process that was the original - an adaptation of the 1965 sci-fi novel of the same name by Frank Herbert.
Denis Villeneuve to direct 'Dune'
The Academy Award nominated filmmaker, best known for 2013's 'Prisoners', 2015's 'Sicario' and - more recently - 2016's 'Arrival', will be throwing himself into the 'Dune' reboot 33 years after the first adaptation aired in 1984, and he'll be turning it into an ongoing series.
Continue reading: Here's Why Denis Villeneuve Doing The 'Dune' Remake Is Super Brave
The official announcement trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049' is finally here and while we still know little about the plot, we do get a glimpse of Ryan Gosling in his leading role as Officer K. We see him approaching the wreckage of what looks like a blimp and then an empty building in which he comes across a gun-wielding Harrison Ford who returns as Rick Deckard. The movie is based 30 years after events in the first movie, the LAPD's Officer K is the new blade runner in town, but his job gets a lot more complicated when he uncovers the truth behind the replicants' existence and sets out to find the long lost Deckard.
Continue: Blade Runner 2049 - Announcement Trailer
Ridley Scott has suggested Gosling could star in the new ‘Blade Runner’ film, opposite Harrison Ford.
Director Ridley Scott has said he thinks Ryan Gosling will take the lead role in the new Blade Runner film which will also star Harrison Ford. But the follow up to the 1982 sci-fi cult classic will not have Scott behind the camera, as he’s now handed the reigns over to Denis Villeneuve.
Ryan Gosling could take the lead in new Blade Runner movie.
Speaking to Den of Geek Scott said, “I think Ryan Gosling is probably going to do it, with Harrison.” When then asked if Gosling would play the central character Scott replied, “Yeah, yeah. I can’t really say more than that, because it’ll give away the story. But Harrison’s definitely in it. In an important way.”
Continue reading: Is Ryan Gosling Set To Take The Lead In New 'Blade Runner' Movie?
The actress insists her 'Sicario' character is a different kind of heroine.
After her fierce performance in Edge of Tomorrow, Emily Blunt wanted to take a break from action movies. But Canadian director Denis Villeneuve wanted her to give it another go in the drug cartel thriller Sicario. She wasn't so sure, having just given birth to a baby. "But he's like a quiet assassin," Blunt says. "He lures you in with this smile and this lovely humour, and suddenly you're in Mexico, speeding down the street!"
Emily Blunt is a tough-talking officer in crime thriller Sicario
While working on the film, Blunt was shocked at "the sheer brutality of the imprint that cartels leave on people's lives". But she liked the way Sicario (the word is Mexican slang for "hitman") never shies away from that. "I think it reveals how cheap life has become for everybody," she says.
Continue reading: Sicario Further Challenges The Action Woman In Emily Blunt
Her character was almost re-written for a guy in the early stages.
The film industry is quickly becoming awash with badass female characters and Emily Blunt is one of those actors who have mastered the art of the 'tough girl'. But with her new film, cop thriller 'Sicario', she believes that 'tough' isn't necessarily the best way to look at it.
Emily Blunt doesn't see 'Sicario' character as 'tough'
Blunt plays FBI agent Kate Macy, who is on board a mission to beat the drug trafficking over the Mexico-US border. However, the male dominated team around her have methods that she's not so sure she wants to be involved in, but when things start to get out of control, she is forced to question her own morality if she wants to live. While her performance might've impressed her co-stars and the crew on the set, the character was very nearly re-written for a guy over fears for its viewability.
Ryan Gosling is reportedly in talks to star in the 'Blade Runner' movie alongside Harrison Ford.
Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in the sequel to Blade Runner. The 34-year-old actor will be joined by Harrison Ford, who played Rick Deckard in the original 1982 film. Ford will reprise his role but it is uncertain which part Gosling, if negotiations are successful, will play.
Ryan Gosling is in talks to appear in Blade Runner 2.
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Harrison Ford is back for 'Blade Runner 2', though the acquisition of Denis Villeneuve is the most appealing news.
Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard in the Blade Runner sequel and Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve is in negotiations to get behind the camera for Alcon Entertainment. Original writers Hampton Fancher and Michael Green confirmed the news in an announcement on Thursday, saying the sequel would take place several decades after the 1982 classic.
Harrison Ford will return as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner 2
Ford, who also reprises his role as Han Solo in the forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, recently said the Blade Runner 2 script was the "best thing he's ever read".
Continue reading: Harrison Ford To Return For 'Blade Runner 2', Denis Villeneuve To Direct
A tale of two Jakes.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve combine once more with Enemy, a psychological thriller that sees the 33-year-old actor come face-to-face with a man who bears his physical aesthetic to the nose hair. Adam (Gyllenhaal) is an unassuming, socially awkward quiet professor, who doesn’t really go out much.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal
On the recommendation of a colleague, he rents a movie and settles down for a watch, only to discover his doppelganger within the picture. Seeking out his lookalike ( called Anthony) doesn’t bode well for Adam.
Prisoners remains one of the most well received movies of the year.
Prisoners, the well-received drama from Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve, hits cinemas in the UK this weekend on the back of a strong showing at the U.S. box office. It stars Hugh Jackman alongside the ever-reliable Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as creepy supporting turn from the excellent Paul Dano.
Hugh Jackman [L] and Maria Bello [R] Relax, Pre-Abduction, In 'Prisoners'
Jackman plays Keller Dover, whose six-year-old daughter Anna goes missing with her young friend Joy. Panic sets in and the whole neighbourhood sets out looking for the pair, with the only lead a dilapidated RV that was spotted on the street minutes before the apparent abduction.
The film is a hit with critics across the board and promises to be a challenging and engaging watch
Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal star in Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners, a film that might just be one of the best thrillers, if not one of the all-round best films, of the year. The film hits cinemas up and down the US this weekend (arriving in UK cinemas on 4 October) and whilst it may be lacking in the audience pull power of the latest superhero epic, it has all the substance a gritty thriller needs and promises to be one of the year's most thought-provoking watches.
Jackman (L) and Gyllenhaal (R) are being praised for their performances
Jackman stars as Keller Dover, who is put into a position no parent ever want to be in when his six-year-old daughter and her friend go missing at Thanksgiving. When Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) is called in to handle the case, he promises to bring back Keller's daughter, and when the creepy, RV-dwelling outsider Alex Jones (Paul Dano) is found near the scene, he immediately becomes the prime suspect. But with police unable to pin him for the crime he may have committed, he is released following a 48-hour hold, enraging Keller, who decided to take matters into his own hand. It is up to Loki to get to the bottom of the case before it's too late for the missing girls, and before Keller does something he might regret.
Date of birth
3rd October, 1967