After the incredible success of Dune, and a sequel (plus HBO Max spinoff) on the way, director Denis Villeneuve seems to have found his next sci-fi project, an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke‘s Rendezvous with Rama, produced in conjunction with Alcon Entertainment who collaborated with Villeneuve on his first American film, Prisoners.
Details of the project, whether it’s a start date, casting announcements, or anything really, are kept under wraps. But the book tells the story of “a group of human space explorers who are tasked with intercepting an alien starship that is hurtling through the solar system. It is believed that the missions will lead to mankind’s first contact with alien intelligence.” This seems right up Villeneuve’s alley of cerebral sci-fi, and will surely entice fans of his work, especially when Dune: Part Two is right around the corner, and adapting a Clarke book (he wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey) seems like the right progression from a director always interested in learning (and making films) about the human condition.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter