Filmmaking is always a little hit or miss. Director Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Black Swan) has made some awesome flicks over the years—but many disagree about if the sci-fi epic The Fountain should be counted among them. The flick bombed at the box office, and befuddled many reviewers. So what does Aronofsky blame for the film's failures?
The period between the horror that was Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin and the redemption that was Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins was a turbulent time for the Batman movie franchise. Lots of ideas were thrown around, one of which was an adaptation of Frank Miller's Bat-origin Batman: Year One by Darren Aronofsky.
Apparently, being a visionary director of an Academy Award-nominated film doesn't guarantee all your creative babies will be blessed. Director Jose Padilha made it clear he will not be using Darren Aronofsky's story for the upcoming MGM Robocop reboot project. (Thanks, but no thanks.)
We love RoboCop's story of police officer Alex Murphy-turned-crime-fighting machine, as well as the 1987 film's dark humor. (The sequels, not so much.) So we were a little worried last month when director Jose Padilha rejected the script of highly successful screenwriter Darren Aronofsky in favor of his own take on the film.
Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures has optioned the rights to Pandemonium, the disturbing, debut novel of demonic possession by author Daryl Gregory. The notion is to develop the material for a potential TV series unfit for the sane, squeamish (or devoutly angelic).
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations this morning, and as expected, Inception did well, collecting eight nods. But strangely, Christopher Nolan did NOT get recognized for Directing, which makes us ask—who did those voters think was responsible for Inception, anyway?
As Wolverine, Hugh Jackman's a tall, lean, muscle machine. However, in the Marvel comics, Wolverine's really quite a short and stocky (and VERY muscular) guy. So for The Wolverine, director Darren Aronofsky told the Australian actor to really beef it up in order to match the comic book character's more massive look.
It seems like everything's coming up Robo: First, Detroit's original cyborg policeman, Peter Weller, comes out in favor of a proposed statue in the Motor City, and now MGM has hired a director to take over their long-simmering remake, replacing the Black Swan Oscar nominee.
Fans' hopes for a stand-alone Logan flick that would erase the bad taste X-Men Origins: Wolverine left in our mouths have been dealt a swift blow: The Oscar-nominated director who wanted to take Hugh Jackman to Japan has left the project.