Aronofsky to Go Biblical for His Next Movie

by | November 6, 2006 | Comments

With "The Fountain" finally finished and ready for consumption, director Darren Aronofsky can turn his attentions toward a new project. And no, it’s not that "Lone Wolf and Cub" remake we’d been hearing about.

From "Will you do another studio film, and is Lone Wolf and Cub really dead?

Well, the big thing we’re writing now is a studio film. Lone Wolf, Paramount never got the rights. And we developed a script, but now the rights don’t exist.

That was so exciting for a moment there.

The new thing is even more exciting, and I’ll give you an exclusive. I’m not going to tell you exactly what it is, but…it’s a biblical epic.


(laughs) In English!

What led you to that?

It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Before Pi. Probably ten years ago, I had an idea. Actually, I wrote a poem about it when I was in 7th grade. I won this award for it — my first writing award. So it’s a story from the Bible that kind of stuck with me. About ten years ago I was at a museum that featured an exhibit that reminded me of it. So we’ve been trying to crack it for a while, and we finally figured out a direction. But…I can’t tell you any more."

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