Denis Villeneuve (Dune) will direct Cita con Rama, the adaptation of the sci-fi classic

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Denis Villeneuve, the director of the recent reimagining of Dune, seems to have taken a liking to the science fiction genre; so much so, that the Canadian filmmaker will be in charge of adapting the classic novel to the cinema Appointment with Rama (Rendezvous With Rama) from Arthur C. Clarke, author of the story of 2001: A Space Odyssey. This has been published exclusively by the medium The Hollywood Reporter, sharing the first statements of those responsible for Alcon Entertainment, a production company that will be in charge of the production of this new film.

First contact with aliens

Thus, the novel Cita con Rama, published in 1973, tells the story of how humanity tries to establish a first contact with alien life forms. To do this, a group of astronauts embarks on a mission in which they must intercept an alien ship that is crossing the solar system.

For his part, with this new adaptation Denis Villeneuve has chained his fifth consecutive feature film in the science fiction genre after directing The arrival, Blade Runner 2049, Dune Y Dune 2, the already announced sequel to his latest film. Also, return to the stories of alien contacts after the aforementioned Arrival (Arrival).

As we say, Villenueve will work again with Alcon Entertainment after doing it with Prisoners Y Blade Runner 2049; furthermore, the actor Morgan Freeman will be one of the producers of Cita con Rama after trying years ago to adapt the novel with David Fincher. For now, no names have been confirmed for the cast.

Broderick Johnson Y Andrew Kosovo Alcon Entertainment has commented that “it’s one of the smartest works of fiction in the genre. It raises as many questions as it answers, and it is a job for our time. It fits perfectly with the brilliant sensibilities of our friend and collaborator Denis, and specifically with his love and passion for science fiction. We are also delighted to work with Morgan [Freeman] and Lori [McCreary], who have a long-standing passion for this material ”.

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Appointment with Rama It does not have, for now, a theatrical release date.

Source | The Hollywood Reporter

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