Denis Villeneuve named ‘Filmmaker of the Decade’ by The Hollywood Critics Association

After a sequence of critically-acclaimed and commercially profitable films, Denis Villeneuve has been chosen to obtain a ‘Filmmaker of the Decade’ award by LA-based voting physique The Hollywood Critics Association.

Villeneuve’s profile has grown significantly in the previous few years, with hits like Jake Gyllenhaal-starring thriller Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival, and his long-awaited sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049 in 2017.

Now, the Quebec-born director is being honoured in a particular ceremony in Los Angeles, to happen on 9 January 2020.

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Arrival earned Villeneuve an Oscar nomination for Finest Director in 2017 (alongside seven different nominations), whereas Blade Runner 2049 obtained 5 nominations and gained two Oscars, for Cinematography and Visible Results, in 2018.

Blade Runner 2049
Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049

Villeneuve is exhibiting no indicators of slowing down, as manufacturing lately wrapped on his transforming of the 1984 sci-fi epic Dune, itself primarily based on the 1965 novel of the identical identify by Frank Herbert.

His movie, the first of a two-part adaptation, takes on the first half of the e book. Villeneuve’s Dune stars Timothée Chalamet in the lead position, in addition to Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Javier Bardem and Jason Momoa.

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The director revealed he’d beforehand been provided to direct new James Bond movie No Time To Die, however needed to go as he was already dedicated to his “dream challenge” in Dune.

Dune arrives in cinemas on 18 December 2020.

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