Aronofsky and Clooney to explore Human Nature

In March, Darren Aronofsky dropped out of directing The Wolverine, reasoning that a year long shoot in a foreign country wasn’t viable as he would be away from his family for too long (although there have been hints that Aronofsky’s real reason for leaving the project was that 20th Century Fox wouldn’t give him total control over the film). 

A superhero movie doesn’t really seem like Aronofsky’s bag, anyway – more exciting is Vulture’s news that Aronofsky is pulling out a screenplay from the vault – a fifteen year old script called Human Nature, by relatively anonymous screenwriter Jeff Welch.

The Black Swan director is not the only one interested in the project; apparently George Clooney is hoping to take the lead role of “a man who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up years later to a world in which humans have become pets of another species”. Both Aronofsky and Clooney have proved their aptitude for futuristic films, vis a vis The Fountain (directed by Aronofsky) and Solaris (starring Clooney). Despite the tone of Human Nature not being mentioned anywhere, the title, combined with Aronofsky’s interest, ensures there is likely some dark, complex psychological narrative at its heart.

We are still waiting for project The Tiger, that has both Aronofsky and Brad Pitt attached to it to come to fruition, so Human Nature, if it becomes a definite, might still be a while off.

Discuss: Would you like to see Aronofsky bring Human Nature to the big screen? If ‘no’, what project would you like to see him do next instead?

3 Responses to “Aronofsky and Clooney to explore Human Nature”

  1. I could not agree with you more

  2. All around incredibly written article!!!

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