It took six years and a host of production issues to get another film out of Darren Aronofsky. While The Fountain basically bombed at the box office and found an extremely mixed reaction amongst critics, that's not stopping the man from moving forward. And, it's definitely not stopping studios from taking a chance on his brilliance -- hoping that, one day, his films will turn a profit.
Determined to release another Aronofsky film before the year 2013, Universal Pictures has teamed up with Phoenix Pictures and Aronofsky's Protozoa on Black Swan -- a psychological thriller to be penned by John McLaughlin and directed by Aronofsky. Pic will delve deep inside the world of ballet -- yes, ballet -- but with, what I assume, will be a very dark and disturbing Aronofsky-esque twist. Story focuses on the manipulative relationship between two rival dancers.
Originally presented with a very detailed outline, studio has also decided to "fast-track" the project. For those of you not down with the industry jargon, that means there's a good chance it will head into production later this year or in early 2008. Aronofsky directing a film about rival ballet dancers? I don't know, I'm iffy. Yet, if you tell me it's Bring It On meets Requiem for a Dream -- I'm totally game. What say you?