“It’s ‘Arrival’ on steroids”: Dune 2 Director Promises Epic New Space Drama That Will Rival Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece

Dune 2 director's promised epic space-time film updates have fans expecting the movie to be good enough to put up a competition with Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece!

“It’s ‘Arrival’ on steroids”: Dune 2 Director Promises Epic New Space Drama That Will Rival Stanley Kubrick’s Masterpiece


  • Denis Villeneuve, the director of Dune, has hinted at a new book-based movie called Rendezvous with Rama.
  • Screenwriter Eric Roth recently revealed that he wrote an epic space and time drama for the filmmaker, hinting at an adaptation of the book.
  • Fans are excited about the upcoming space-time drama and are expecting it to rival Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Dune may have been released two years ago in 2021, but the craze for the blockbuster movie is still as strong as ever. And so is the hype for the director of the masterpiece, Denis Villeneuve. Not only have fans completely grown on the filmmaker and his remarkable directing skills which brought to them the 2021 blockbuster, but even hearing about new book-based movies from the director is more than enough to leave fans ecstatic.

Dune (2021)
Dune (2021)

That’s exactly how fans reacted when the Oscar-nominated Dune screenwriter Eric Roth recently announced that he wrote an epic space and time drama for Villeneuve, that only hints at one thing previously teased by the filmmaker: an adaptation for Rendezvous With Rama.

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Dune Filmmaker’s Space Drama Might Rival A Space Odyssey Films

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Previously, following the massive success of the globally loved masterpiece Dune in 2022, filmmaker Denis Villeneuve appeared on an episode of Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast to share about other projects on his docket at the time.

Among these was another book-based movie Rendezvous with Rama, which the director called, “‘Arrival’ on steroids”. Furthermore, he also shared that the screenplay for this film will start soon.


More than a year after Villeneuve’s revelation, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Roth recently revealed a similar indirect update on the film on Episode 79 of the Script Apart podcast. He said:

“I just wrote a movie for Denis Villeneuve… We’ll see what ends up happening with it, but it’s about space and time, and it’s very lonely. It’s certainly about eternity.”

Although he didn’t name the film or share any other clear updates about the movie, his comment was traced back to Villeneuve talking about “‘Arrival’ on steroids” and fans just can’t wait for further updates about the filmmaker’s next presumed masterpiece.

Johnny Sobczak, an NC Films Critic member, covered about the same on his X-handle @JohnnySobczak. He wrote:


Though it hasn’t even been that long since the release of the podcast and this news, fans are already bursting with excitement about Denis Villeneuve’s epic new space-time drama Rendezvous with Rama, expecting it to rival even the late Stanley Kubrick‘s A Space Odyssey masterpieces.

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Dune Fans Are Over The Moon After Hearing This News

Rendezvous with Rama book
Rendezvous with Rama book

As expected, Eric Roth‘s indirect revelation about Denis Villeneuve’s soon-to-be epic space-time drama has garnered a lot of excitement and encouragement from fans for a Rendezvous with Rama adaptation.


Commenting on @JohnnySobczak’s X post, here’s what they have to say:

Considering all these epic receptions from fans, it seems director Denis Villeneuve has another award-winning fan-favorite masterpiece lined up in his projects list besides Dune: Part Two.


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