After the critical and financial success of his previous film, Black Swan, writer/director Darren Aronofsky is in quite a good position to choose what his next project will be. After departing from The Wolverine, people have been wondering what he could possibly want to do instead. Well, it turns out that both Disney and Warner Bros. would like to get him involved with films of theirs.
Disney would like him to direct Maleficent, a film that would tell the story of Sleeping Beauty from the villain’s point of view. Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland) has been hired to write it while Angelina Jolie apparently has an interest in the lead. Tim Burton was originally supposed to direct, but ended up leaving the project.
On the other hand, Warner Bros. has asked him to helm a film based on the story of Moses. Not much is known about the film other than that it would focus on the Exodus (the movement of the Jews out of Egypt).
Either of these projects could end up being something special with this Oscar-nominated director in charge. He’s already done amazing work with films like Requiem for a Dream and his underrated masterpiece, The Fountain, so it’ll be very interesting to see which film he chooses to do next, whether it’s one of these or something else entirely. One thing’s for sure, Aronofsky is a director who’s not afraid to take risks, so chances are the next project he chooses will be something fascinating yet again.
(Source: The Film Stage)