It looks like modern moviegoers will still get a chance to see the new Cleopatra. Sony's project to tell the life story of an ancient Egyptian queen seemed to never return to development, but after years of searching for a director, the major found a suitable candidate.|
According to the Deadline portal, Denis Villeneuve is negotiating with the studio, and if everything is completed successfully, the filmmaker will have to film Stacy Schiff's book Cleopatra. Three authors - David Scarpa ("The Day the Earth Stood Still"), Eric Roth ("The Mysterious Story of Benjamin Button") and Brian Helgelend ("Robin Hood"), had time to put their hands on the script, but if Villeneuve agrees to take the director's chair of the historical drama then he will probably rework the existing text. The producers of the project are Scott Rudin (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Amy Pascal (Ghostbusters).
Before Villeneuve, many eminent filmmakers managed to be candidates for the post of director of the picture. In 2010, Angelina Jolie wanted to play Cleopatra, and James Cameron was going to shoot the drama. He was eventually distracted by the sequels of Avatar, and then the names of Paul Greengrass, David Fincher and Ang Lee were called.
After the release of Assassin and Arrival, Villeneuve became one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood. Blade Runner 2049 will open in theaters soon, and Villeneuve's next project is set to be a new version of Dune. If the filmmaker also agrees to lead the shooting of "Cleopatra", then the chances of getting him into the Bond will be close to zero.
The Topic of Article: Denis Villeneuve is ready to bring Cleopatra to life.