If you read Jeffrey's earlier post regarding Moviehole's 20 Questions with Darren Aronofsky, perhaps you submitted a question to Darren. Perhaps you were lucky enough to get it answered. Well, either way the answers are now up, so go check it out.
To summarize some of the highlights, Darren mentioned he would one day like to work with Russell Crowe, Black Flies and Lone Wolf and Cub are currently being written, he only intended to write (not direct) Batman: Year One, and there will be no commentary track on the DVD for The Fountain. But what am I telling you this for? Go read it for yourself!
Dark Horizons reports that Universal Studios look to be fast-tracking a project titled Black Swan, with Darren Aronofsky attached to direct. The psychological thriller focuses on a manipulative relationship between rival ballet dancers. The film will also be produced by Protozoa.
We'll keep you posted on developments as information becomes available.
Despite the very divided critical reaction to the film, New York Film Critics OnlineAwards for 2006 have named The Fountain among the 10 best films of 2006.
Get the word out! The Fountain hits theaters in one more day and (perhaps appropriately) if you have been looking forward to this film as long as I have then today may seem like an eternity.
As you wait to quench your thirst on the waters of the Aronofsky film that has been so many years in the making, read this brief interview from firstname.lastname@example.org with Darren Aronofsky & Ari Handel about science, spirituality and how they both relate to death.
Aronofsky talks about the critical reaction to the film, petri-dish special effects, and so much more at A.V. Club and if that's not enough there is an article at CNN.com about the film, its history and origins, and a few more words about The Fountain from the man himself.
Updated: Super-interviewer and site friend Daniel Robert Epstein lets us know that he has a new interview up with Aronofsky at Suicide Girls.
As you all know, The Fountain will be released Wednesday. That's this Wednesday. For those keeping up with all the Aronofsky interivews, but just want more--well, here they are: Aronofsky has done an exclusive interview with ComingSoon. The Boston Globe also has their recent interview with Aronofsky up, although it appears you must be a subscriber to view it.
In related news, AskMen has Darren Aronofsky listed as their "Man of the Week", which includes a run-down of "why he's famous" and a look at his filmography.
And for those who want to try their luck and win a Fountain movie poster, don't forget about our little contest.
Town Online offers an interview with Darren Aronofsky where he shares his thoughts on making smart and challenging movies, as well as his latest which will be released in less than a week.
Film.com has a posted two parts of an interview with Darren. The first includes discussion of future projects as well as the past that might have been, while the second portion focuses on The Fountain, including the departure of Brad Pitt and discovery of Hugh Jackman for the lead.
There is an article at Reuters about The Fountain discussing the scaling down of an epic budget.
Catch a glimpse of The Fountain at IESB.net where they have posted 9 short clips from the film.
If you haven't seen them already, both Darren Aronofsky and Clint Mansell have MySpace pages. Darren's is geared heavily toward promoting The Fountain, including an unconventional yet surprisingly insightful and personal blog documenting screenings in different cities. Clint's has a bevy of information about film's Soundtrack, including a link to a website that offers fans a chance to upload their own remixes of a portion from the score performed by Kronos Quartet and Mogwai.
The Fountain comes out the the 22nd of November so if you aren't excited, we're not really sure what's wrong with you. If you need some Fountain related goodies to feed your needs you may want to check out Wire's indepth article about the movie or (if you haven't been in a while) head on over to the official website, which (in Aronofsky film tradition) provides a cool little cyber world to wander around.
Aronofsky.Net will now be kicking into high gear for the release of the film and my friend Jeffrey will be joining us to make up a tri-threat of unstoppable Aronofsky bloggers. Be prepared!
The full-length trailer for The Fountain has just been released. If you want to see it in theaters, it's playing with Lady in the Water, although you can just click the link to watch it now.
Also, we seem to have forgot to include a link to Chud's raving review last week, so for those who haven't read it, do so immediatly.
It seems that the comments feature still hasn't been fixed (which is a shame, 'cuz I'd love to know what you guys think about the trailer), so I'll start getting ready to move the blog to a new host (which is gonna be a pain) when I have time.
We've got a new poster for The Fountain via Aint it Cool News and Jo Blo. Where as the one that Aaron linked to last update seemed to stress the romantic aspect to the film, this one seems to more heavily highlight the scifi component of the movie. It'll certainly be interesting to see which direction the studio takes the marketing of the film.
Also, we know that the blog's comments have not been working (our hosting service's problem, not ours--we swear) and we will attempt to remedy the problem. If we cannot get comments back, we will find a new host for the blog. Sorry for the inconvenience.