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Denis villeneuve (born october 3, 1967) is a french-canadian film director, producer and screenwriter.
he is a 3-time winner of the genie award (canadian oscars) for best director..
for maelström in 2001, polytechnique in 2010 and the oscar nominated incendies in 2011.
all three films also won the academy of canadian cinema and television award for best motion picture.
internationally, he is best known for his highly successful crime-thriller films..
including prisoners (2013), enemy (2014) and sicario (2015), which won the palme d'or at cannes..
..and the critically acclaimed sci-fi drama arrival (2016) starring amy adams.
in february 2015, it was announced that villeneuve will direct the highly anticipated sequel to blade runner (1982) titled blade runner 2049 (scheduled for release in october, 2017).
villeneuve is also set to direct the much anticipated adaptation of jo nesbø's scandi crime novel the son.