In una lunga intervista per Yahoo Entertainment in diretta Facebook, Denis Villeneuve ha parlato degli incassi di Blade Runner 2049 e dei suoi prossimi impegni.
“I’m still digesting it. We had the best [critics’ reviews]. I’ve never had a movie welcomed like that. At the same time the box office in the United States was a disappointment, that’s true, because those movies are expensive. It will still make tons of money, but not enough. I think because maybe people were not familiar enough with the universe. And the fact that the movie’s long [its run time is 2 hours, 44 minutes]. I don’t know. It’s still a mystery to me”.
Molto candidamente ha ammesso: “I make movies — I don’t sell them”.
Per quanto riguarda le voci che lo vorrebbero tra i papabili per il prossimo film di James Bond, Villeneuve ha rivelato che tutta la sua attenzione al momento è riservata all’adattamento del romanzo di Herbert, Dune.
Con un certo tatto e altrettanta reverenza, ha chiarito che il suo lavoro sarà molto lontano da quello che Lynch portò sullo schermo per De Laurentiis nel 1984.
“David Lynch did an adaptation in the ’80s that has some very strong qualities. I mean, David Lynch is one of the best filmmakers alive, I have massive respect for him. But when I saw his adaptation, I was impressed, but it was not what I had dreamed of, so I’m trying to make the adaptation of my dreams.
It will not have any link with the David Lynch movie, I’m going back to the book, and going to the images that came out when I read it”.
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