Denis Villeneuve turned down an opportunity to work with Daniel Craig on the new Bond film he revealed.
The Blade Runner 2049 director chose to work on Dune instead, a project he has always wanted to work on (see video).
Villeneuve told The Playlist: “Daniel Craig is a very inspiring actor and I had some contact and the thing is that I’m busy right now doing Dune. But, I will say to have the privilege to work with him it would be a dream.
“I would love to work with Daniel and a Bond movie for me would be a treat. It’s a matter of timing, I guess.”
In other Dune news, Brian Herbert who is working closely with those involved in the new Dune projects took to twitter to tell us that the first draft of a screenplay is finished:
We have the first draft of the DUNE screenplay from Eric Roth. I am working on it day and night, consulting closely with Kevin. We expect to send our comments to Legendary by this weekend. Lots of good stuff in the script, and things to be tweaked. I’m happy to be involved. pic.twitter.com/LL9zH7cXiN
— Brian Herbert (@DuneAuthor) November 9, 2017
How excited are you for this new Dune revival?
Me: The spice must flow!