Darren Aronofsky to Direct Sci-Fi 'Human Nature' Starring Clooney?!
Another new project for Darren Aronofsky following his departure from The Wolverine earlier this year, and perhaps a chance for him to finally work with George Clooney. Vulture is reporting that Aronofsky is now attached to a project called Human Nature, a 15-year-old spec script from writer Jeff Welch about a man who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up years later to a world in which humans have become pets of another species. And this isn't Planet of the Apes? Vulture says Clooney is "attaching himself to star" and that big producer Akiva Goldsman is developing and budgeting. Word is this may be next for Aronofsky.
Vulture doesn't have any other details on this script, including who or what this other species is, but I'm definitely interested. Last year Aronofsky also announced a sci-fi project called Machine Man, described as more of a "cybernetic thriller", but this Human Nature film may go into production before that. Despite not knowing that much about it yet, simply because it's Aronofsky, I'm interested; and because of that very, very appealing logline - what is the real story behind it? Plus, I've been waiting to see Aronofsky get into science fiction in a big way, and this could finally be that moment. With this and Machine Man on the horizon, it looks like we'll have plenty to look forward to from Darren besides The Wolverine. Intrigued?