BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
The Humane Society of the United States is proud to announce that Darren Aronofsky will be honored with their inaugural Humane Filmmaker award at the organization's “To the Rescue! New York 2014” benefit gala on Friday, November 21 at Cipriani in New York City.
Filmmakers nowadays are finding that it’s pretty hard to get their dream-films off the ground. But it’s always been this way for directors. Even some of the greatest men to ever set foot behind the camera have struggled to find funding for their passion movies, and this includes the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Charlie Chaplin, both of whom wanted to make biopics on Napoleon Bonaparte, Orson Welles, and, ahem, Mel Gibson.
Noah was one of the most divisive films of the year. In fact, the reason that it depicted a prophet led several countries, including Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Indonesia, to ban the biblical blockbuster from being released.
Of course, this is not the first time Aronofsky has backed away from a superhero project. He probably takes meetings all over town for these things, even though it doesn't seem like he ever has any intention of making one, despite his praise for the Man Of Steel gig.
Early on, Paramount and Aronofsky agreed to market to those of Christian faith without pandering or making excuses, urging them to open their minds to an unusual interpretation to a beloved story. Instead, Paramount did not consult with the director and honored the wishes of the National Religious Broadcasters by labeling ads and promotional material with this message.
Aronofsky’s movies have always been powerful and confrontational, though it was only a matter of time before he surrendered to the threat of test screenings. Separate versions of the film were shown to audiences, with incomplete effects and music that he felt, and while Aronofsky felt he and the studio hit a “rough patch,” Paramount fully supports his vision.
With his biblical epic Noah now in postproduction, celebrated director Darren Aronofsky is readying for a follow-up, but the 20th Century Fox spy thriller Red Sparrow has been dropped from his dance card.
Directors like Clint Eastwood, Darren Aronofsky, Terrence Malick, and producers like David Beniof, Chris Newman, G. Mac Brown, and Beau Marks have all signed a petition that declares they side " “with the entire film community in Iceland, in their efforts to maintain the current levels of government support for filmmaking.”
Following up on yesterday’s preview of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah comes the full length trailer for the movie — watch it in HD over at, which stars Russell Crowe as the biblical Noah, a man tasked to take a great leap of faith when God chooses him to prepare for an apocalyptic flood, which will destroy the world.
I challenge you to resist the temptation to click on the video above anyway, because even in this context, Noah looks phenomenal. And the Entertainment Tonight push means we're that much closer to getting a proper look at it.
While the trade doesn't have any first person reactions from the screenings in New York, Arizona and Orange County, California, sources have told them that the showings "generated troubling reactions" (though its not exactly clear what that means). When reached for comment Aronofsky and his camp did not respond, but Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore told THR that the movie is undergoing a "normal review process" that they hope will produce "one version of the movie that Darren is overseeing."
“There are fantastical creatures, fantastical events,” Aronofsky said in a recent interview. “There’s a huge deluge. What you’re photographing is often not the thing that will appear on screen—that’s the underpinning. There will be a huge amount of visual architecture placed on top of that, and that sort of makes it a different job. Sometimes only the actor’s face will be in the final image.”
The novel was only published last June, but with a sexy female spy at its center, it’s easy to understand what attracted Fox to the property, snatching it up in a seven-figure deal after a heated bidding war. The “Red Sparrow” that the book is named for is one Dominika Egorova, a strong-willed, gorgeous Russian ballerina turned spy who works within President Vladimir Putin’s contemporary Russia with its suffocating bureaucracy.
Science is effectively altering definitions for what it means to be human. Medical advancements like pacemakers and hearing aids are commonplace now, but what of limb transplants that are completely robotic, or the future of gene modification’s effect on lifespans and personality traits?
Thanks to Real Steel, we know that Dakota Goyo knows how to dance with a robot, but how is he at playing biblical characters? It looks like we're going to find out as he's joining the already solid looking cast of Darren Aronofsky's Noah, playing a younger version of Russell Crowe's character in the film.