Friday, July 23, 2004

POPCORN: I Heart Darren

Darren can be or mean many things to me.  Darren can be one of two stars of Bewitched (watch the film next summer!).  Darren can be my tragic teenage love story.  Darren can be the ruler of The Darren Keeny Movie Experience and one of my bestest friends in whole wide world.

But the Darren I Heart at this moment is Darren Arronofsky.  The director that definitely earned his "film by" credits with Pi and Requiem for a Dream, has been announced as the director of The Watchmen, a DC Comics adaptation.  Arronofsky's post Requiem projects of Batman: Year One and The Fountain have become trapped in "development hell" leaving us Darren-less.  Although this past spring, it was announced that Hugh Jackman would be stepping into and reviving The Fountain after Brad Pitt drop out to pursue Troy, so there is hope for the post matrixy sci fi vision of colonial latin America and the fountain of youth project yet.  Not being a comic connoisseur, I have no idea what The Watchman is about, but Arronofsky is one of the most visually powerful directors that owns and transforms the script to screen.  Requiem didn't have powerful writing, it was the acting, cinematography, editing and directing that made it great.  Here's to getting one of these films in the can!

Here's a tidbit from the Joblo Article:

Confirming the internet reports, it was confirmed today that Darren Aronofsky will direct and produce the live-action adaptation of Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel THE WATCHMEN. ...Moore promised after the abyssmal LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN that he would never again option one of his comics for the big screen but unfortunately for him, he agreed to the WATCHMEN movie before that.

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