Darren Aronofsky Developing New Sci-Fi Project 'Machine Man'
Holy crap, this project came out of nowhere! Heat Vision is reporting that acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is now developing a "cybernetic thriller" called Machine Man for Mandalay Pictures. While it sounds like this is based on a comic book, it's actually based on an original idea from author Max Barry that is first being written as a novel then adapted as a script by Mark Heyman, who co-wrote Black Swan with Aronofsky. They do mention that he's still working on closing his deal to direct Wolverine 2, which will most likely start shooting next year, but it sounds like this could be after that if everything falls into place on time.
Max Barry's Machine Man is described by Mandalay via Deadline as an "amped up pop-thriller" (that's not so bad) that centers on a gadget geek and engineer at a forward thinking tech firm who is tired of going through life average and unnoticed. He's obsessed with his own self improvement, so he decides to replace his "weak, fleshy parts" with high-end titanium performance upgrades of his own design but then discovers other entities have designs on him [sic] for their own motives. That sounds pretty damn cool, despite being fairly vague. With this and Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse coming up, there are quite a few awesome sci-fi robot movies in the works. And hell yes I can't frickin' wait to see Aronofsky get into sci-fi. Thoughts?