Denis Villeneuve In Talks To Direct Cleopatra For Sony

One of the biggest movies of the year is upon us, which means it's time for that director to start getting more job offers. Now that Blade Runner 2049 has screened for some critics and the reviews are largely positive, other studios are trying to snatch director Denis Villeneuve up. According to Deadline, Sony is the first one out of the gate, as they are trying to bring him onto their adaptation of Cleopatra.

Denis Villeneuve In Talks To Direct Cleopatra For Sony

"Based on the bestselling Stacy Schiff biography that is being produced by Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal, Cleopatra has seen the biggest filmmaker names circle this one including James Cameron, Paul Greengrass and David Fincher. Now, it's Villeneuve who has sparked to the challenge and in a week he might be the hottest guy out there."

It's a project that isn't just an idea, but one that already has a script ready for the right person to come along and snatch it up:

"Sony has a script that David Scarpa, Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland have all worked on. Angelina Jolie has long been eyed to play the Egyptian queen, but it is unclear whether that still will happen."

If Blade Runner 2049 turns out to be the critical and commercial hit that it is shaping up to be, then Sony might not be able to afford Villeneuve come the Monday morning after the release. We'll just have to see if this project gets off the ground with Villeneuve behind the wheel.

Summary: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve, stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, and Jared Leto. It will be released on October 6th.

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