Denis Villeneuve will direct the adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s novel Rendezvous With Rama.
Opening the door to the cinematic universe with the cinematic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction series Dune, which met with the audience this year. Denis Villeneuve he rolled up his sleeves for the movie adaptation of another science fiction work. Written by Arthur C. Clarke, one of the most important names in science fiction and the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Rendezvous With Rama It is said that Villeneuve will direct the film adaptation of his novel.
Alcon Entertainment, which has previously collaborated with Villeneuve on the films Prisoners and Blade Runner: 2049, will also be the producer behind the Rendezvous With Rama adaptation. Apart from Alcon Entertainment CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary will also produce the film under the umbrella of Revelations Entertainment.
The story written by Clarke is about a group of human space explorers tasked with intercepting an alien starship speeding through the solar system. This mission is believed to lead to humanity’s first contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. Freeman and McCreary, who have held the rights to the book for twenty years, attach importance to Clarke’s story and want to remain faithful.
According to Freeman and McCreary, the creative team behind the adaptation, “Denis’ vision of Rama appears to be perfectly aligned with Arthur’s wishes. That’s why we have no doubt that teaming up with Andrew and Broderick, our producing partners at Alcon, is the right step towards this 20-year saga!”
Johnson and Kosove said, “This is one of the most intelligent works of its kind and poses as many questions to the reader as it answers it. It is very compatible with our time,” he says. They also add that this project will fit perfectly with Villeneuve’s great intuition and passion for sci-fi, and they are happy to work with Freeman and McCreary on their long-standing passion for the universe.
Dune, which was released this year, summarizes Villeneuve’s science fiction love that Johnson and Kosove talked about. The production, which grossed more than 400 million dollars worldwide, was not passed without talking at the Golden Globe Awards. Dune: Part 2, which will be Villeneuve’s next project, is Legendary and Warner Bros. officially announced.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter