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Paramount Looking Likely As Backers For Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 28, 2011 1:45 AM
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Despite being one of the best-loved directors around, Darren Aronofsky has always had to scramble to get his films financed. Even with an A-lister like Natalie Portman on board, the financing for ballet psychodrama "Black Swan" collapsed weeks before filming was due to start, only saved by the very skin of its teeth. Indeed, it seems that the man with the best mustache in Brooklyn only signed on to superhero tentpole "The Wolverine" because he thought it would be an easy breeze through pre-production.

Darren Aronofsky Says 'Noah' Will Be His "Big Event Film"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 20, 2011 7:03 AM
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Director Doesn't Confirm Christian Bale, But It Seems Pretty ObviousWhen your sitting in Jerry Bruckheimer's office and you're discussing next summer's big event film, the type of film you're generally discussing is usually along the lines of "Pearl Harbor," "Pirates Of The Caribbean," "Independence Day," a Will Smith film that features robots or Tommy Lee Jones, "2012," "Godzilla Destroys Things In New York," "The Avengers" and a bar mitzvah hosted by Roland Emmerich and Michael Bay.

Darren Aronofsky Trying To Set Up $130 Million 'Noah' As His Next Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 8, 2011 1:02 AM
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'Hugo Cabret' Writer John Logan Polishing Script The success of "Black Swan" -- $300 million dollars, a brace of Oscar nominations, including a victory for Natalie Portman as Best Actress -- has finally given Darren Aronofsky serious cache in Hollywood. Not that he hadn't been hotly tipped before -- "The Fountain" was originally a big-budgeted production with Brad Pitt and he'd been courted for the likes of 'Batman,' "Superman," and was even attached to "The Wolverine" until he bailed earlier in the year, no longer needing to do "one for them," having already succeeded in a big way on his own terms.

Darren Aronofsky Still Eyeing 'Noah's Ark' For The Big Screen; Not Your Mom's Bible Story

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 18, 2011 2:51 AM
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The Darren Aronofsky masterminded, Nico Henrichon drawn graphic novel for the "Black Swan" director's revisioned biblical epic about the iconic Noah and his ark was recently released with a gust after kicking around as a film project for years. It came as somewhat of a surprise but it now looks like there was planning behind the sudden release. Speaking with the L.A. Times, Aronofsky has discussed his hopes that the novel will help "secure studio financing so he can move forward with the film after finishing 'The Wolverine,'" which is set to begin production this April.

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