Darren Aronofsky Working On New Comic Book That Has Movie Potential

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:29 pm,

It’s a good time to be Darren Aronofsky. His Black Swan leading lady, Natalie Portman, snagged a Golden Globe for her performance (see the complete Golden Globes winners list); Aronofsky himself looks to at least receive an Oscar nod for his work on the psycho-horror-drama; he’s also got The Wolverine (a.k.a. Wolverine 2) on the horizon as well.

Now there’s word from Aronofsky himself that he’s developing a comic book based on a script he describes as “hard to make”, and given the nature of Aronofsky’s previous work, that’s an intriguing description to say the least.

Aronofsky was interviewed by Clothes on Film recently when he revealed his involvement in a new graphic novel project. The Requiem For A Dream director had the following to offer:

“[This comic book project] hasn’t really been announced… But we’re getting there. We’re doing a comic book of a script that’s really hard to make and we’re going to do a comic version first and see what happens.”

This won’t be Aronofsky’s first time dabbling in the pen and ink medium. When his original plans to make The Fountain as a big-budget production starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett fell through, Aronofsky teamed up with artist Kent Wiliam to realize his fantastical treatise on life and death as a comic book instead. When The Fountain was eventually resurrected as a smaller-scale project, William’s sumptuous illustrations served as the template for the film’s eye-dazzling visuals.

The Fountain movie image Darren Aronofsky Working On New Comic Book That Has Movie Potential

Aronofsky's 'The Fountain'.

It seems that Aronofsky’s new comic book undertaking will be an original project that he is hoping could eventually come to fruition on the big screen, a la The Fountain. He’s been linked over the past year to a number of projects, including The Tiger with Brad Pitt and Jackie, which his ex-fiancee and Fountain leading lady Rachel Weisz was at one point (and still may be) attached to star in as well.

Depending on the financial success of his Wolverine followup, Aronofsky could be given the chance to tackle another expensive project like his proposed Robocop reboot or possibly even a theatrical version of his in-progress comic book – whatever it ends up being.

Aronofsky’s latest cinematic venture, Black Swan, is currently playing in theaters.

Source: Clothes on Film

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  1. Uh, I have read this story several times today, even on a couple of newspaper sites, and they all mention something that is missing from this article.

    The comic book he is talking about is Batman. His Batman script is going to be made into a comic book, and who knows after that.

    • I heard Batman too from CBM. If that is true, and Arrenofsky takes over for Nolan, than maybe that wouldn’t be the worst thing. If The Wolverine is good than he’ll already establish working with a comic book film, and since he’s already dealt with some pretty dark psychological films than put those two qualities together and we have a replacement director.

      • Hmm, sounds like some clarification is needed.

        This is for everyone – Aronofsky did NOT say he’s turning his Batman script into a comic book.

        Clothes on Film asked him if he’s ever felt like realizing his vision of the Batman story as a comic book. Aronofsky responded by saying that he was working on a comic book (see the full quote in my article). That it could be Batman is pure speculation right now.

        An Aronofsky-penned Batman story would be great, don’t get me wrong – but right now, it’s strictly RUMOR.

        • He’d still be a good replacement for the new Batman, though. Speculation or not.

          • @ MercWadeWilson

            Oh, I definitely agree, Aronofsky at the helm of a Batman movie is something I’m definitely down with. I just don’t want everyone to get their hopes up when it’s not at all a given right now. ;-)

            • If it is Batman, that would be pretty cool but I hope it is an original story. Hearing that its “hard to make” is intriguing.

              • i would love to see his batman universe his version of the villains intrigues me plus we could get harley to that would make my day if it was ever announced

                • If Joker, Scarecrow, Killer Croc, Riddler, Two-Face, Red Hood, Black Mask, Clayface, and Man-Bat were in his movies I would bow to him. Those are my fav Batman villains.

  2. Sandy,
    I want to thank you for your ACCURATE reporting on this .
    CBM suggests it could be Batman.
    but Aronofskys quotes dont back that up.
    It COULD be.
    but Aronofsky has NOT said that.

  3. Bleeding Cool speculates that it could be a film about Noah that Aronofsky has been wanting to do for awhile.
    But everything is speculation at this point.