CATEGORIES Movie NewsDarren Aronofsky's latest film just might be a science fiction adventure starring George Clooney. According to Vulture, just a few weeks after the director said he wouldn't be making 'The Wolverine' (that's Aronofsky fans applauding), the 'Black Swan' director has set his sights on a 15-year-old original spec script called 'Human Nature,' about a man who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up years later in a world where humans have become pets of another species. Vulture says that Clooney is attached to the project. This should fit in perfectly with Aronofsky's generally jaundiced take on the nature of human existence. Can't wait.
'Sons of Anarchy' star Charlie Hunnam is making a nice segue to the big screen: He's negotiating to star in Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim,' a futuristic tale in which giant malevolent creatures threaten to destroy the earth and humans have to come up with some sophisticated weapons to fight back. According to Deadline, 'Pacific Rim' surfaced as an important movie when del Toro focused his attention on it after Universal halted 'At the Mountains of Madness,' which del Toro was going to make with Tom Cruise.
Money talks. As anticipated, Chris Hemsworth, coming off a $65 million dollar opening with his Marvel movie 'Thor,' is in negotiations to star with Kristen Stewart in 'Snow White and the Huntsman.' Australian Hemsworth began talking with Universal last week and, after the very nice opening weekend for 'Thor,' began negotiations in earnest with the studio. The quirky take on 'Snow White' has the huntsman taking off with Snow White after refusing to to kill her. Stewart stars as Snow White, Charlize Theron as the evil queen and Sam Claflin ('Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides') is Stewart's love interest. [THR]
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'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,' the Lorene Scafaria-directed film that stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in a tale about a man who travels cross county to link up with his old girlfriend just when the world is coming to an end, has been picked up by Focus Features for U.S. distribution [TheWrap] ... Lionsgate has announced that it is will make 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D,' which will be helmed by 'Takers' director John Luessenhop. Production is slated to begin in June [THR] ... Stanley Tucci is the latest to be added to the cast of 'The Hunger Games.' He'll play Caesar Flickerman, the TV host for the Games (kind of like Richard Dawson in 'The Running Man') who interviews all of the contestants and sends them on their way. Gary Ross is directing the adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novel. [Variety]