Very rarely do fans get a glimpse into the decision making process of major stars. All we know is that the biggest actors in Hollywood can often seemingly do whatever they want, so people like Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise get their pick of the best scripts out there. It seems like Christian Bale could be joining that elite list.
The recent Oscar-winner (something none of those other men can claim) slips seamlessly between smaller characters pieces, like The Machinist, and massive blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises. According to Variety, Bale has a pretty impressive list of projects he can choose from after he hangs up Batman’s cowl. Think of the info that follows as a glimpse at Bale’s own personal desk. Will he choose A Star is Born directed by Clint Eastwood, Gold directed by Michael Mann, Oldboy directed by Spike Lee, Out of the Furnace directed by Scott Cooper or, as previously reported, Noah directed by Darren Aronofsky?
After the jump, we break down the latest on each of these projects and figure out where Bale would best fit in. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 by Angie Han
Darren Aronofsky‘s wish to make his Bible-based fantasy epic Noah an “event” film is about to take one step closer to coming true. The project has been seeking a studio to pay half of its $150 budget — New Regency, which has been with Noah since early on, will cover the other half — and it looks like Paramount will be stepping up to fork over the cash. Though the deal is not yet official, the studio is said to be “close” to signing a deal. Read more details after the jump.
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The precise choice for Darren Aronofsky‘s follow-up to the award-winning audience favorite Black Swan has been a bit question mark over the past six months, and especially since the director walked away from Fox’s The Wolverine. (Which is now looking to James Mangold to direct.)
We know that he’ll helm the pilot episode of HBO’s very intriguing-sounding show Hobgoblin, which Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman are writing and producing. But he’s also been shopping Noah, the $150m take on the biblical tale of Noah and the Ark that has been percolating in his mind for many years. New Regengy is on board to pay for half of the project, but a studio is needed for the balance. No one has stepped up yet, but that hasn’t stopped people from asking Darren Aronofsky about the project. His latest statements, which reveal that he wants to play down the religious aspect of the story and heighten the tentpole potential inherent in it, are below. Read More »
This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam continue their discussion about Tree of Life, find something redeemable about the Pirates sequels, and get excited about Darren Aronofsky’s next project. Special guest director Rian Johnson returns. Check out Rian’s films on Netflix and Amazon. His newest film, Looper, will be in theaters September 2012.
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Darren Aronofsky is finally on the verge of making Noah, the biblical epic that began gestating when the director was just a young’un. The film has a co-financing deal with New Regency, and if they can find a studio willing to put up the other half of the budget, all systems could be ‘go.’ (Or whatever the terminology would be when dealing with an ark.)
Trouble is, the other half of the budget is a good amount of money, as Noah is likely to cost around $130 million. So having a big name attached to the film would help, and Darren Aronofsky is now looking to Christian Bale to be that name. Read More »
In November of 2006, when I interviewed Darren Aronofsky for the US release of The Fountain, he dropped a little bomb. Asked about his next project, he said he was working on “a biblical epic.” That turned out to be a new take on the tale of Noah and the flood, and it has been a project in various stages of development ever since.
Now there is a report that Darren Aronofsky has put together a package for Noah that has John Logan rewriting Aronofsky’s own script, New Regency thinking of co-financing, and several studios looking at proving the rest of the cash. With Black Swan recently crossing the $300m line worldwide, there may be no better time than now to get an ambitious project like Noah off the ground, and it looks like he’s seizing the chance. Read More »
Darren Aronofosky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream) has never been one for subtlety. He’s all about grand spectacle and fervent theatrics — things for which his long-in-the-works passion project Noah is perfectly suited. Aronofsky has been obsessed with the biblical figure ever since he won a school poetry competition for a poem he wrote about the end of the world as seen through the eyes of Noah. He was 13 years old.
Fast forward 30 years, and Aronofsky still has his heart set on telling the story of Noah — so much so that he’s been working on the film’s screenplay for six of those years. But with the filmmakers’ penchant for depicting “sinful” acts in intensely graphic detail, what sort of rendition of the popular bible story should we be expecting? A family-friendly affair, or The Passion of the Christ with a boat-load of animals? Read what Aronofsky had to say on the matter after the break. Read More »
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Last month, Darren Aronofsky was quoted as saying that he is “doing a comic book of a script that’s really hard to make and we’re going to do a comic version first and see what happens.” Many of the movie websites jumped to the conclusion that Aronofsky was working on a Batman comic book, which he would like to adapt for the big screen. We reasoned that it must instead be a project titled Noah — a big screen adaptation of Noah’s Ark that Darren has been developing since he was 13-years-old.
We now have a confirmation that it is in fact Noah. Not only that, but BleedingCool has learned that Canadian artist Nico Henrichon (who illustrated Brian K. Vaughan‘s Pride Of Baghdad) is recreating Aronofsky’s story for the graphic novel form. The book will be released in 2012, and we even have a sneak preview of some of the art from the upcoming graphic novel. Hit the jump.
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