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Denis Villeneuve’s Sci-Fi Thriller Story Of Your Life Adds These Two Big Stars

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amy adamsAcademy Award nominated director Denis Villeneuve is most known for his tense, atmospheric dramas like Prisoners and Enemy. Though that last title definitely has touches of the surreal, the Canadian filmmaker has never really delved into the realm of science fiction, but he’s diving in head first over his next couple of films. It came out recently the he will helm the upcoming Blade Runner 2, and he is also set to take the lead on the sci-fi film Story of your Life, which just added two big time stars to the cast: Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.

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Harrison Ford Is Officially A Go For Blade Runner 2, This Oscar Nominee May Direct

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Blade RunnerThere have been rumblings of Blade Runner 2 for years, but it hasn’t been until recently that things really got rolling on the long gestating sequel. That’s not to say it’s been a smooth ride. Ridley Scott, busy with The Martian and Prometheus 2, among other projects, said he wasn’t going to direct. And though star Harrison Ford has appeared enthusiastic, there’s always been the caveat of the script has to be write and it has to fit into his schedule. Now, however, the production has not only secured its star, but has also scored a potential coup, landing Academy Award nominated director Denis Villeneuve.

This isn’t even just some rumor that someone heard from one of their unnamed sources who overheard this tidbit at lunch. The news comes in the form of a press release, and while Ford is firmly in place, Villeneuve is not 100% on board yet, though he is apparently deep in negotiations and more or less concrete. They’re at least sure enough that he’ll sign on that they put out a press release.

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Amy Adams May Talk To Aliens For Denis Villeneuve’s Story Of Your Life

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amy adamsAnnounced back in late 2012, FilmNation Entertainment and Lava Bear Films’ planned adaptation of the short story thriller Story of Your Life has been one of our more anticipated projects, as it should prove to be one of the most unique big-screen tales in recent years. And if we all keep our fingers crossed and dance in a circle while repeating the “special chant,” Amy Adams will be the star to put her acting chops to work bringing this story to reality. That is, if she’s not filming Superman movies for the next 15 years.

Adams is in early talks to join the film, which already has a super-talented director in Denis Villeneuve, who has had a really strong year with his recent thriller Enemy gaining praise even from the people who didn’t go gaga over his kidnapping mystery Prisoners. He’s a guy that knows how to deliver tense cinema, and Adams is a great choice for a lead, though she hasn’t made anything quite like this before.

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Prisoners Director Denis Villeneuve Will Find Aliens In The Story Of Your Life

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denis villeneuveSince it was announced at the end of 2012, we’ve been waiting patiently for any actual progress on the upcoming adaptation of Hugo Award-winning writer Ted Chiang’s short story “The Story of Your Life.” And now it looks like all of our voodoo dolls and virgin sacrifices have earned a reward, as Quebecian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve will be taking over directing duties. Thankfully, it wasn’t the aliens who let us know.

Before last year, the acclaimed director was probably best known for his Academy Award-nominated drama Incendies. In 2013 he blew up in the States with his gripping kidnapping drama Prisoners starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman. Though the performances were good and the story was engaging, it was really Villeneuve’s direction that gave the film the atmosphere that made it a success. He also worked with Gyllenhaal on the upcoming doppelganger drama Enemy, which I can’t wait to see. So to say he’s a strong choice to take over a sci-fi drama is an understatement.