Aronofsky Shopping NOAH
Here's an example of why we generally don't post casting or directing wishlists here at Twitch. Because they're meaningless and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you.
Since Darren Aronofsky walked away from The Wolverine the race has been on to find out what he actually would do next, with rival producers announcing that they were courting him and media outlets declaring each project the next thing for the director of Black Swan. The thing they forgot, unfortunately, is that producers wanting Aronofsky is not the same thing as Aronofsky wanting to make their films. And he didn't. So all that chatter about Moses and Maleficent has proven to be exactly that: Nothing but chatter. It's just not news until he says yes.
And what Aronofsky is saying yes to - and now actively raising funds for - is a big budget, fantasy oriented film based to some degree on the life of Noah. Yep, Noah and the great flood. It's an idea he's been working on for years - the artwork above is from a graphic novel version - and Aronofsky has evidently decided that with Black Swan having generated a ton of cash for its backers, now is the time to make it happen.
With a script rewritten by John Logan from Aronofsky's original work, he's out working the town for money. New Regency is looking at a finance role with Paramount, Fox and Summit all interested in filling the remaining gap. Obviously this is not firm until everyone has signed on the bottom line but with four major players interested in backing the project and his previous film having generated more than three hundred million at the box office from just a twelve million budget, it's really just a matter of who Aronofsky chooses to go with and not whether it'll get financed.
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