Director Darren Aronofsky has been in the news a lot recently with his name being attached to a few different film project such as Preacher, Wolverine 2, and Superman, which Zack Snyder ended up taking. It sounded like he could have had the Superman job if he had not wanted to spend so much time on it making it perfect. The studio wanted it done fast though.
It looks like Aronofsky has moved on to another project called The Tiger. According to the films' screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga via CNN Mexico, Aronofsky's next film may very well be The Tiger. He also reveals that location scouting will begin next month for a shoot early next year, and that the previously-attached star Brad Pitt would be joined by Angelina Jolie.
The film will be adapted from the non-fiction book by John Vaillant, The Tiger tells the story of the hunt for a man-eating tiger in eastern Russia.
If Aronofsky is in fact directing this film it will most likely take him out of the running for Wolverine 2 and Preacher. So, what do you all think about Aronofsky possibly taking on The Tiger?
Here's the full description of the book:
It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these attacks aren’t random: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. Injured, starving, and extremely dangerous, the tiger must be found before it strikes again.
As he re-creates these extraordinary events, John Vaillant gives us an unforgettable portrait of this spectacularly beautiful and mysterious region. We meet the native tribes who for centuries have worshipped and lived alongside tigers, even sharing their kills with them. We witness the arrival of Russian settlers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, soldiers and hunters who greatly diminished the tiger populations. And we come to know their descendants, who, crushed by poverty, have turned to poaching and further upset the natural balance of the region.
This ancient, tenuous relationship between man and predator is at the very heart of this remarkable book. Throughout we encounter surprising theories of how humans and tigers may have evolved to coexist, how we may have developed as scavengers rather than hunters, and how early Homo sapiens may have fit seamlessly into the tiger’s ecosystem. Above all, we come to understand the endangered Siberian tiger, a highly intelligent super-predator that can grow to ten feet long, weigh more than six hundred pounds, and range daily over vast territories of forest and mountain.
Beautifully written and deeply informative, The Tiger circles around three main characters: Vladimir Markov, a poacher killed by the tiger; Yuri Trush, the lead tracker; and the tiger himself. It is an absolutely gripping tale of man and nature that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in the taiga.