Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Aronofsky to Rein in his Self-Indulgence

Granted, we cannot fault eccentric director Darren Aronofsky for taking on the unheralded existential Question of Immortality in an unconventional way. Nor can we fault Aronofsky's exceptional taste in women. But "The Fountain," his supposed magnum opus sucked worse than buxom Kim Kardashian's sex tape. Translating The Great Question of Immortality into the Sci-Fi/ Romance genre was ... odd (Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment).

Good to hear Aronofsky is bringing his "offbeat" approach to a more accesible, surmountable script. That sounds like a workable artistic compromise. From Variety:

"Darren Aronofsky is in talks to direct Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon in boxing drama 'The Fighter' for Paramount Pictures.

"Pic would mark Aronofsky's second studio project. Sci-fi romancer 'The Fountain' fell flat at the box office when Warner Bros. Pictures released it last fall.

"Project is based on the rise of Boston boxer 'Irish' Micky Ward, who nabbed the world lightweight title with the help of his once down-and-out half-brother Dicky, who became a trainer.

"While Par would look for Aronofsky to turn in a pic with broad appeal, he isn't necessarily expected to take a traditional approach."

All good.

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