Denis Villeneuve to Direct Adaptation of Sci-Fi Novel “Rendezvous With Rama”

Denis Villeneuve attending the Special IMAX Presentation of
Denis Villeneuve in September 2021. Photo by George Pimentel/Shutterstock (12440715g)

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune was one of the most-anticipated releases of 2021 and it definitely lived up to its high expectations. The director is ready to take on his next film in the sci-fi world with Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous With Rama.

The novel was published in 1973 and it’s set in the 2130s and centers around a 31-by-12 mile cylindrical alien starship that enters the solar system. The story is told from a group of human explorers’ points of view. They intercept the ship to try and unlock its mysteries. It’s believed that the missions will lead to mankind’s first interaction with aliens. The novel won the Hugo and Nebula awards when it was released.

Clarke also wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he adapted into a movie with Stanley Kubrick. Villeneuve’s work has also been linked to Kubrick, specifically his sci-fi Arrival.

Villeneuve will be working on a follow-up to Dune, adapting the first half of Frank Herbert’s sprawling novel.