Denis Villeneuve Bows Out of ‘James Bond’ Running Because ‘DUNE’, Duh

Hot off the heels of bringing us an honest-to-god good sequel to Blade Runner (sad-face box office numbers notwithstanding), director Denis Villeneuve is a pretty hot property at the moment, but the man has priorities of where to take his talents next.

According to The Playlist, that won’t be a James Bond sequel however.

Despite endorsement from Bond star Daniel Craig, Villeneuve had this to say:

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.

Villeneuve is a potential Best Director nominee for his incredible work on Blade Runner 2049 and it will be very interesting to see him tackle another high-concept and difficult to translate science fiction piece like Dune to the big screen.

What say ye, Exiles; would you have preferred to see Villeneuve try his hand at a big budget spy thriller or continue to build his name around complicated science fiction stories?