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‘THE WOLVERINE’ – Starring HUGH JACKMAN, Directed By DARREN ARONOFSKY

November 16, 2010

'THE WOLVERINE': Starring HUGH JACKMAN and directed by DARREN ARONOFSKY


Source: HitFix.com

The film that [DARREN ARONOFSKY is] directing is officially called “The Wolverine,” and there won’t be a number attached to it.

…He referred to the movie as a “one-off,” and he emphasized that the film isn’t a sequel in any conventional sense.

Read more HERE.

‘X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE’ was utter shit but you really gotta hand it to HUGH JACKMAN. That he seems to love the character is of little doubt – and that’s a refreshing change of pace taking into consideration a Marvel property like HULK.

Bringing Aronofky on board shows that Jackman wants to make the Wolverine movie we all want to see. Now let’s see if they can deliver.

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‘BLACK SWAN’ Official Website Goes Live

October 24, 2010

NATALIE PORTMAN stars in 'BLACK SWAN'


Source: IMDB, Black Swan Official Site

Check it out HERE.

Directed by Darren Aronofsky (REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, THE WRESTLER, PI) and set for release on December 1st, 2010, ‘BLACK SWAN’ stars; Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Sebastian Stan, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, and Barbara Hershey.

Plot summary: Black Swan follows the story of Nina (Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.


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It’s Official: DARREN ARONOFSKY Directing WOLVERINE 2

October 20, 2010

DARREN ARONOFSKY (left) and HUGH JACKMAN


Source: NYMag.com

With Darren Aronofsky directing, [HUGH JACKMAN] says that Wolverine 2 will not be a “usual” X-Men movie:

“This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope.”

Also:

“Chris McQuarrie, who wrote THE USUAL SUSPECTS, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue [as to overall tone of the movie between screenwriter and director].”

Read more HERE.

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‘PREACHER’ Update: DARREN ARONOFSKY In The Running As Director

October 1, 2010

DARREN ARONOFSKY: reportedly in the running as director of both the new SUPERMAN and PREACHER movies


Source: Newsarama

About once a year THRALL WORLD hears a new rumor regarding a PREACHER adaptation. Director SAM MENDES was attached briefly. Then he wasn’t attached. Before it got to Mendes it was being proposed as a 66 episode HBO series by MARK STEVEN HOWARD. Before that Ennis wrote a movie script himself.

The latest?

[Darren] Aronofsky is being targeted to direct Columbia Pictures’ big screen production of PREACHER, based on the comic book series published by Vertigo, DC Comics’ Mature Readers imprint. DC of course is also the publishing home to the MAN OF STEEL and a subsidiary of Warner Bros.

Given Superman is also targeting a 2011 production, Aronofsky would almost certainly be unable to direct both.

Read more HERE.

Aronofsky is hot coming off of his crtically acclaimed BLACK SWAN movie and the blogosphere on overdrive about the possibility he may direct the new SUPERMAN movie. Not the best fit but under CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’s collaborative and producing eye it could work.

Aronofsky on PREACHER? Now that sounds like a no bullshit brainer.

And THRALL WORLD maintains PREACHER would best be served as a 2-3 year 10 episode a season series on HBO or SHOWTIME with LANCE HENRICKSEN as THE SAINT OF KILLERS. The ‘Saint’ role was written with CLINT EASTWOOD in mind and the ‘Saint’ character plays a major part of the story, forcing the penultimate showdown in the story along with a “shock” prologue showdown as well.

Sounds like Nolan’s SUPERMAN is on a fast track so we should all know something soon one way or another.

Cover To PREACHER #1


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‘BLACK SWAN’ Trailer Debuts – Directed By DARREN ARONOFSKY, Starring NATALIE PORTMAN

August 17, 2010

NATALIE PORTMAN stars in 'BLACK SWAN'


Source: IMDB

Directed by Darren Aronofsky (REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, THE WRESTLER, PI) and set for release on December 1st, 2010, ‘BLACK SWAN’ stars; Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Sebastian Stan, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, and Barbara Hershey.

Plot summary: Black Swan follows the story of Nina (Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.


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NATALIE PORTMAN To Produce And Star In ‘PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES’

December 11, 2009

NATALIE PORTMAN


Source: Variety

It seems like only yesterday THRALL WORLD first spotted Natalie Portman in HEAT and BEAUTIFUL GIRLS the former being one of our favorite movies of all time and the latter positioning Portman in ways we had never really considered (due to her age).

Fifteen years later after having taken on a plethora of juicy roles in George Lucas’s prequel STAR WARS trilogy, V FOR VENDETTA, GOYA’S GHOSTS, and BROTHERS – we look forward to seeing her in the upcoming THOR movie as the God of Thunder’s human love interest ( as opposed to his immortal love interest) and Darren Aronofsky’s BLACK SWAN.

And here’s one more to keep an eye out for:

[Natalie] Portman will star in and produce “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” a film that is based on the bestselling book written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Austen. Lionsgate will finance and distribute. Quirk Books published the tome.

Though Austen’s name is on the book, Grahame-Smith took the liberty of adding bloodthirsty flesh-eating zombies to the mix.

Read more HERE.

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