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Darren Aronofsky
« on: May 22, 2003, 03:15:25 AM »
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Darren Aronofsky Directing Lone Wolf Adaptation

Paramount and the Mutual Film Company have tapped Darren Aronofsky to develop and direct a live-action adaptation of Lone Wolf and Cub, the Kazuo Koike-created graphic novel collection, says Variety.

The story revolves around a disgraced 17th century samurai who travels around Japan as an assassin for hire as he tries to clear his family's name. His companion is his 3-year-old son, whose mother has been killed.

Koike's samurai tale is expected to be contemporized by Aronofsky and his Protozoa partner Eric Watson, who'll produce.

Originated in Japan, the series has been published in the U.S. by Dark Horse Comics. The 28-volume series has sold 15 million copies worldwide.
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2003, 03:21:41 AM »
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Mac, I'm shocked! You report on both Richard Kelly and Arronofsky in the space of a few minutes, but fail to mention the recent announcenment that they're BOTH attached to the adaptation of Vonnegut's 'Cat's Cradle' (Kelly scripting, Arronofsky directing).

Of course, in the time that it's taken me to type this, you've probably already beaten me to it.

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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2003, 03:29:46 AM »
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From Aronofsky.net:

CAT'S CRADLE.
Johnathon Bing over at Variety published a story about "Leonardo DiCaprio's production shingle, Appian Way" and some of Appian's current projects. The following is one of the films mentioned, which certainly warrants your interest:

"Cat's Cradle," an adaptation of the Kurt Vonnegut novel. Richard Kelly is writing and Darren Aronofsky is planning to direct.

That's it. Nothing else written on the project. Nada. Personally, if this news turns out to be true, I'm completely hyped. I personally think Vonnegut is a brilliant author and Donnie Darko (written and directed by Richard Kelly) is an amazing movie and one of my recent favorite flicks.
Check back soon as more comes in on this story and hopefully we'll find out what it means for Aronofsky's Flicker.
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2003, 11:45:02 AM »
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True dat...

what a great trio... Vonnegut, Kelly, and Aaronofski?  
Probably too good to be true though.

Think the other Aaronofski project looks cool too... like to make up for him not doing batman.

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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2003, 11:56:58 AM »
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Quote from: RegularKarate
True dat...

what a great trio... Vonnegut, Kelly, and Aaronofski?  
Probably too good to be true though.


That's the downside of our Web-access portentions of future screen projects... sometimes they come true, sometimes they don't. I'll be pretty disappointed if this one doesn't come true. It sounds like something of a dream-team situation.
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2003, 01:22:53 PM »
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Fucking awesome news, I cant wait to watch this unfold and then Brad Pitt ruin it somehow.... Any ideas about casting/shooting?

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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2003, 10:15:44 PM »
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Ummm...I just wanted something more "official"  rather than an "Aronofsky Update" subject header.  He is currently THE BEST NEW DIRECTOR OUT THERE (imo)... so hence this more  "formal" subject header.
BTW-rent/buy- Below- he co-wrote this and his presence is felt (cool little thriller)

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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2003, 10:22:59 PM »
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oh yeah. i kind of wanted to see below and then completely forgot about it.
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2003, 10:29:32 PM »
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I really disagree with him being the "best new director out there," but he does show potential.  Pi, though admirable in that he made it on a shoestring budget, was weak in story, in mathematics, in execution, and in ending.  And there were way too many threads Aronofsky didn't follow, opting to go for the simple thriller route.

I blind bought the Pi DVD, thinking I'd love it because of its mathematical bent, and its buzz, and I just simply liked it.  Nothing more.  But I kept seeing things that could have made it better.  To show you how forgettable it is, though, consider that I just made a thread about Blind Buy DVDs, and I totally forgot to mention Pi in my assessment.

Requiem for a Dream, however, is another story.  It is probably one of the most important, riveting, wrenching films ever made, and the cinematography, editing, acting, and directing are all top-notch.  This is the DVD I should have bought instead of Pi, and I will soon enough.  It's just so hard to watch this movie multiple times because the ending is so dreary.

So yeah, Aronofsky is good, but he'll have to hit a homerun next time up, so to speak, to be considered a great new filmmaker.

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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2003, 10:51:40 PM »
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ONOMATOPOEIA:
You have made some good points(i.e. different directions/triller cop-out) but keep in mind it is a low budget  film so that should give it some sort of immunity.  With the low budget I still cannot believe how POWERFUL this film is!  I love the nausiating/dizziness this film gives you it's a rollercoaster.  The powerdrill scene is so damn crazy.  YOu hear the sound of the drill, then see the sucker pointed at his head the after(effects) are wild man. The  cinematography was nice(it's i different feel of black &white), the SOUND/EFFECTS  are well done- acting's well...marginable, you' ll finish this film (IMO) that you watched some thing new, imaginative, special, and a hope that he will have a great sophmore effort-which he did and he well exceeded expectations(i know you mentioned your admiration for Requiem which both me and you see eye to eye)(or monitor to monitor) :wink:   But nonetheless-with those two films I believe he is the most talented new comer.  Also, I believe "The Fountain" is NOT completely drained  and "Flicker" seems to be right up his alley.(I cannot rmember exact plot points of this film but when I first read it-it sound perfect for him).  So there seems to be some hope that my opinion is correct-only time will tel.

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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2003, 03:22:34 PM »
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I believe Aronofsky is excellent, and a quick question, what are some other movies he's done other than Pi and Requiem For A Dream, if anyone knows?
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2003, 03:23:31 PM »
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2003, 12:51:30 PM »
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Aronofsky's good but I wouldn't consider him great.  He definitely shows a lot of promise and I'm hoping he will really grow as his experience increases.  I loved both Pi and Requiem (own them both), but neither really holds up well to repeated viewings.  

Requiem is very powerful but after viewing a few times it begins to fall apart at the seams.  It's obvious to me that there were serious story or editing problems that had to be bandaged in post production.  The disorienting style covers up many of them nicely but, when viewed enough that the shock value wears off, the seams begin to show.

Has anyone seen his earlier films Supermarket Sweep or Protozoa?  What are they about?

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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2003, 05:26:34 PM »
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Is Aronofsky still on for a Batman sequel? Or am I, like, way behind and that's just a really stupid question? Anyone heard anything?
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Re: Darren Aronofsky
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2003, 05:37:59 PM »
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it doesnt look like it.  WB is now looking to put the CHRISTOPHER NOLAN one into production as soon as it can.  and since his will sort of re-invent the series as well as Aronofsky's Year One would have, they dont want to put both of these out.  *sigh  the best batman that never was.

ps. it wasnt going to be a sequel a la Batman 5 or something. they were starting over and going back to tell the origins of the character and his first year of crimefighting as batman (hence Batman: Year One).
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