Topic: Black Flies
Variety reports Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to the novel Black Flies by Shannon Burke (Safelite), and they have none other than Darren Aronofsky in mind to direct. Negotiations are already underway with Aronofsky and his production partner Eric Watson. The novel has yet to be published, so details concerning the book are sketchy at this point although it is said to involve "a young man who becomes an emergency medical technician in Harlem."
"The book is a good match for Darren because he likes to explore the depths of human emotion, and he is unsparingly honest," Paramount producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura told Variety.
We'll follow with more details as they are available.