The Whale

Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream) is teaming up with A24 for the first time on a new movie called The Whale.

The film will be an adaptation of playwright Samuel D. Hunter‘s 2012 stage play of the same name, with Hunter on board to write the screenplay. Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Doom Patrol) is attached to star. Read More »

Requiem for a Dream 20th anniversary performance

Even if it’s been many years since you’ve seen Requiem for a Dream, director Darren Aronofsky‘s gut-punch of a movie, you can probably hear the film’s most famous piece of music in your head if you read the words “Lux Aeterna.” That catchy, eerie song comes courtesy of composer Clint Mansell, and since Requiem for a Dream is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Kronos Quartet has reconvened (in a socially-distanced setting, thanks to the pandemic) to bring that haunting tune back into the forefront of your mind once again. Check it out below. Read More »

boss of the beach tv series

Darren Aronofsky is going to have to shed his signature scarf to make his next project. The mother! director is developing a TV series with Searchlight Television based on the New York Magazine article “Boss of The Beach,” which recounts the crimes of the boss of New York’s lifeguard corps. Aronofsky landed the rights to the Boss of the Beach TV series after a competitive bidding situation with 10 other bidders.

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new stephen king movies

Sooner or later, someone might want to consider launching a Stephen King streaming service. Because there are already a plethora of King adaptations out there, and it seems that every day, something new gets announced. Just last week, a new adaptation based on a short story from King’s recent collection If It Bleeds was announced. Now, two other adaptations pulled from that book are in the works: Rat, which is being developed by Ben Stiller, and The Life of Chuck, which hails from Darren Aronofsky. And there’s a third adaption that’s a possibility as well.

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Joaquin Phoenix Almost Played Batman

Joaquin Phoenix took home plenty of awards, including the Oscar for Best Actor, for his lead performance in Joker, the origin story of Batman’s most notorious nemesis. However, back in the early 2000s when Warner Bros. Pictures was looking to reboot The Dark Knight with a new feature film franchise, Phoenix almost played The Caped Crusader himself.

Director Darren Aronofsky recently shed light on the time he spent trying to get a Batman movie off the ground following the success of Requiem for a Dream in 2000. Aronofsky previously revealed that he wanted Joaquin Phoenix to take on the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, but the studio wanted to take the DC Comics superhero in a completely different direction, and they wanted someone else in the lead role. Read More »

spheres vr

Spheres, the three-part virtual reality series written and directed by Eliza McNitt, executive produced by Darren Aronofsky, and narrated by Millie Bobby Brown, Jessica Chastain, and Patti Smith, is headed to the Big Apple starting next month. The first public viewings of the VR series begin in January at Rockefeller Center, with tickets on sale now. The series invites you to “dive into the heart of a black hole and discover the hidden songs of the cosmos,” which is usually how I feel after the New Year anyway.

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DARREN ARONOFSKY VR SERIES

While we all wait for Darren Aronofsky‘s feature follow-up to mother!, we can make due with the VR series he produced – Spheres. The three-part series is set to premiere in full at the Venice Film Festival, with a new entry narrated by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. More on the Darren Aronofsky VR series below.

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mother! Honest Trailer

One of the most divisive and infuriating movies of the year was undoubtedly mother!, the latest film from director Darren Aronofsky. For some reason, audiences expected the filmmaker behind Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, Black Swan and Noah to make a straightforward horror thriller starring one of the biggest stars in the world. But that’s not what mother! is at all.

As part of their viewer’s choice kick-off to 2018, the folks at Honest Trailers sink their teeth into the movie that is strange, suspenseful, confusing, and gruesome. You really should see the movie for yourself, and then come back and watch the mother! Honest Trailer. Read More »

Darren Aronofsky's Favorite TV shows
After the intense production – and release – of mother!, director Darren Aronofsky is ready to decompress for a while by catching up on some TV. In a new interview, the filmmaker revealed a list of his favorite TV shows, which include a popular HBO series where everyone dies, an animated show that people everywhere can’t shut up about, and also a series full of nudity. Read on for Darren Aronofsky’s favorite TV shows.

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darren aronofsky on mother f cinemescore

The “F” rating on CinemaScore is a dubious badge of honor that has been bestowed on few other films — which range from misunderstood, to mismarketed, to just plain terrible.

Few filmmakers would rejoice in an audience hating their movie, but Darren Aronofsky isn’t like many other filmmakers. The mother! director knows all about his film’s F CinemaScore — the lowest rating a film can get in a poll of audience reactions — and he embraces it. Encourages it, even.

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