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Darren Aronofsky’s 7th Grade Poem Inspired Him to Adapt ‘Noah’

Noah DirectorFilmmaker Darren Aronofsky’s desire to adapt the story of “Noah’s Ark” originates from a seventh grade poetry assignment. Aronofsky (pictured, via) wrote “The Dove,” his own version of the famous biblical tale, after his teacher Vera Fried asked her students to “write a poem about peace.”

According to Variety, he credits Fried as the person who inspired him “to become a writer.” Indiewire has posted the poem in its entirety; here’s an excerpt:

“The rain continued through the night
And the cries of screaming men filled the air
The ark was afloat
Until the dove returned with the leaf
Evil still existed.”

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Paramount Pictures Unveils New Trailer For ‘Noah’

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Paramount Pictures has unveiled a new trailer for the Noah film adaptation.

The video embedded above features a short introduction from actress Emma Watson. In the movie, Watson’s character Ila is the adopted daughter of Academy Award winners Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly; Crowe stars in the title role and Connelly plays his wife Naameh.

The story of this movie is based on the famous biblical tale, “Noah’s Ark.” Director Darren Aronofsky worked on the screenplay with long-time collaborator Ari Handel. The movie will be released on March 28, 2014.

Michael R. Roskam to Direct The Tiger Adaptation

Focus Features has tapped Oscar-nominated director Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead) to helm an adaptation of The Tiger by John Vaillant.

Babel screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga wrote the script. Random House’s Knopf imprint published the nonfiction title in August 2010. The book recounts the story of Russian village’s encounter with a man-eating tiger.

Here’s more from Deadline: “This film was set up originally as a directing vehicle for Darren Aronofsky, who stepped off the project to direct the Russell Crowe-starrer Noah. Brad Pitt produces with Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B and Aronofsky is producing with Protozoa cohorts Mark Heyman and Ari Handel.”

Darren Aronofsky Could Direct Wolverine 2

2260280-37336-20100831.jpgWolverine 2, one of the most anticipated and worrisome comic book adaptations in recent memory, could have a very unexpected director.

Arthouse director Darren Aronofsky (who directed The Wrestler and the adaptation Requiem for a Dream) has joined the director of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on the shortlist to direct the film. What do you think? Could a director like Aronofsky handle a comic book franchise?

Deadline Hollywood has the scoop: “20th Century Fox is between David Slade and Darren Aronofsky, I’m told. Slade, who just directed the summer hit The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, met over the weekend with Hugh Jackman on location where he is shooting Real Steel for DreamWorks. Aronofsky has also been talking with Jackman, and they have a good relationship that dates back to The Fountain, when Jackman stepped in after Brad Pitt dropped out.” (Via io9)

Brad Pitt & Darren Aronofsky Eye Adaptation of John Vaillant’s ‘The Tiger’ Months Before Book’s Release

tiger.pngA few months ahead of its August 24th publication date, John Vaillant‘s nonfiction book The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival is already slated for a high-profile adaptation.

Guillermo Arriaga, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Babel, will write the script. The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky will produce the film for his company Protozoa Pictures alongside Brad Pitt‘s Plan B Entertainment. The film is part of a partnership between Random House Inc.’s Random House Films division and Focus Features.

Here’s more from the release: “[The book] takes place on the Siberian plain, where human development is encroaching on the tigers’ habitat–and one tiger turns on the intruders. With townspeople being tracked and hunted with an almost supernatural power, a conservationist game warden must face down the tiger. It is a fight that only one of them can win.”

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