Hey folks, Harry here... Seems our last scooper on Aronofsky was hearing things... Seems he just wanted to hear things a certain way and got the story mixed up... Sigh.... But hey, now we have it on the up and up... So details on the Untitled Aronofsky Fall Sci-Fi Project is that he's negotiating for Brad Pitt to feature into it.... that Darren wants to use other actors he has worked with in this upcoming film.... And well... read the rest...
"Aquaman" here. I just got back from Tulane University in New Orleans where Darren Aronofsky had a Q&A after a screening of Pi. Alot of questions were asked. Batman was a big subject, but he was VERY tight lipped about it citing the bunk info from last night's talk at SMU. Aronofsky claimed the guy made everything up, which he was pretty pissed about. He said that while Batman is in the works he is primarily focused on his next film, which he described as a "post-Matrix metaphysical science fiction film". Its an original screenplay that starts shooting in the fall. Warner Bros. is producing it.
He was very much into speaking about Requiem for a Dream, but everything else was very vague, in particularly his upcoming sci-fi film and Batman.
The only thing he said about Batman was that it was going to be "very cool and very different" and in not so many words-"I can't talk about it." He described Frank Miller affectionately as a "total geek on Rocket skates". He also said Moulin Rouge is "the bomb".
That was about it. Clint Mansell, who did the score for Pi and Requiem, was also there. He is doing the score for Resident Evil, the upcoming film from the director of Myth of Fingerprints, and will be doing Batman's score. I know this is not alot, but it may shine some light on their future.
p.s. in regard to its home video release, Requiem is going to be rated R
when it comes to video and DVD. It will be "Requiem for a Dream..edited
version". The R rated DVD will have no special features. All Blockbusters
and Hollywood Video and Wal-Marts will carry this version. Independent
stores will carry the original NC-17 version. bye.
oh, "Tell Harry to call me".
And here's the lovely the talented the more correct.... ElectoroxB
This is ElectroxB down in Texas at UNT (University of North Texas in case ya didn't know). I was at the SMU/SFA film fest closure this past Wednesday and after screening "Requiem", Darren Aronofsky of course was on hand to ask questions.
Apparently your source "infinity" messed up.
Obviously most questions were about the film "Requiem For A Dream", which I won't talk about since it's already released.
Darren talked first about "Batman: Year 1" and stated that day was the signing day. He didn't mention George Clooney. One guy shouted out, "No nipples on the Batsuit!", which Darren laughingly took under consideration.
Then he mentioned an upcoming sci fi film is his next project. He didn't mention the name. He said it was huge, awesome, never been done before, etc. He said all the Pi/Requiem people would get their cameos and said their still in talks with Brad Pitt. (He sounded more excited about this one then Batman...)
Then I asked about his caliboration between him and David Twohy. I'm a huge fan of "Pitch Black" so I just had to. He said he wrote the script originally titled "Proteus" and was going to direct it but decided to do "Requiem" instead. He said now he's just a producer and hopes it turns out okay. He described it as "Das Boot meets Alien". And I believe it's called "Below" now.
So Harry, I figured somebody's got to give you the story correctly. And being a film student that experience was awesome. Now I just need to get down to Austin where all the real action is (not out here in Denton).
Anyways, Rock on Harry!