December 11, 2020
Denis Villeneuve takes no prisoners.
It’s no secret that filmmakers are massively upset at HBO Max for changing their titles to da-and-date. We heard from big names like Christopher Nolan and Patty Jenkins, but now Dune director Denis Villeneuve has entered the chat.
He has penned an open letter that tears apart HBO Max’s plan and doubles down on his belief in cinema.
You can read the entire open letter on Variety. Let’s go over some highlights.
Denis Villeneuve pens open letter to HBO Max
With the very opening paragraph, you know there’s anger boiling. Villeneuve writes, “With this decision AT&T has hijacked one of the most respectable and important studios in film history. There is absolutely no love for cinema, nor for the audience here. It is all about the survival of a telecom mammoth, one that is currently bearing an astronomical debt of more than $150 billion.”