Darren Aronofsky

Frank Miller recalls the ultra-dark Batman movie that got away
Mar 7, 2016

The comic book legend says we might have seen a very radical take on the Dark Knight 16 years ago.

Margaret Atwood on the role she'll have in HBO's MaddAddam series
Aug 20, 2014

How involved will the acclaimed novelist be in the adaptation of her post-apocalyptic trilogy?

Whoa! Darren Aronofsky almost directed Man of Steel?
Jun 12, 2013

It turns out Zack Snyder had some major competition for the right to reboot the Man of Steel.

Leaked concept art from Aronofsky's aborted early-2000s Batman
May 7, 2013

Now we have our first look at Darren Aronofsky's Batman: Year One movie that could’ve been.

Why did The Fountain fail? Aronofsky blames a single bad review
Jan 14, 2013

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?

Darren Aronofsky's aborted Batman flick would have starred WHO?
Dec 16, 2012

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.

New Robocop reboot director rejects Darren Aronofsky's script
Dec 15, 2012

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.)

RoboCop reboot to fill in what happens right after Murphy is shot
Dec 15, 2012

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 next project: a demonic, psychotic TV series
Dec 15, 2012

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).

Inception nominated for 8 Oscars—but NOT Best Director?
Dec 14, 2012

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?

Why Aronofsky wants Hugh Jackman to eat 6,000 calories a day
Dec 14, 2012

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.

Robocop remake kicks into gear—but NOT with Darren Aronofsky
Dec 14, 2012

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.

BREAKING: Darren Aronofsky QUITS Wolverine
Dec 14, 2012

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.

Aronofsky's post-Wolverine plans? Freezing George Clooney
Dec 14, 2012

We know that Hugh Jackman is getting some other projects lined up since The Wolverine was put on hold, but what is director Darren Aronofsky doing since he left the project?