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Darren Aronofsky looking to helm HUMAN NATURE; George Clooney attached

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 10th, 2011

Apparently things have gotten a tad bit better in the world of Darren Aronofsky as, after bailing on his talked-about THE WOLVERINE project for personal reasons, the director has found another film to fill his slate.

Vulture is reporting that Aronofsky is looking to helm a new film entitled HUMAN NATURE, a project that’s been floating around for a good decade-and-a-half. George Clooney is allegedly attached to star in the film, which is penned by Jeff Welch and follows “on a man who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up years later to a world in which humans have become pets of another species.” Think PLANET OF THE APES, but just a bit more introspective and with lots of over-the-shoulder tracking shots.

What’s so interesting about this film is that it is currently in house over at WB, which would be breaking the mold of Aronofsky’s past work (save for THE FOUNTAIN, which itself was a trouble production and set up at WB), and also his currently running two-picture deal over at Fox.

Personally, I think the idea of Aronofsky doing a sci-fi feature like this would be insanely interesting, but then again, he could direct the phone book and I would be stoked, so that’s not saying a ton. Overall, it’s just fantastic to see someone like Aronofsky get back at it, after having his career go relatively quiet after leaving THE WOLVERINE. Toss in Clooney, and this thing is too good to be true.

What do you think?

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