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Brad Pitt and Darren Aronofsky finally work together on The Tiger

05.11.2010
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So far, Brad Pitt and filmmaker Darren Aronofsky haven't had much luck getting their combined talents on a theater screen.

You may recall that Pitt was the initial star of THE FOUNTAIN (along with Cate Blanchett) before the project crumbled, only to later be rebuilt with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz.

Then they were going to hook up for the boxing drama THE FIGHTER, but everyone went their separate ways and left it to Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg and director David O. Russell.

Third time's the charm? We'll see. But Pitt and Aronofsky are taking a stab at it with a new project called THE TIGER, based on upcoming nonfiction book by John Vaillant.

The story involves an actual mammal rather than metaphorical, and "takes place on the Siberian plain, where human development is encroaching on the tigers' habitat -- and one tiger turns on the intruders. With townspeople being tracked and hunted with an almost supernatural power, a conservationist game warden must face down the tiger. It is a fight that only one of them can win."

Screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (BABEL, 21 GRAMS and the underappreciated THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA) is adapting the book, which sounds like it carries a hint of THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS. Pitt and Aronofsky are producing through their respective Plan B and Protozoa production companies.

Extra Tidbit: Too bad they wouldn't team up for the apparently defunct ROBOCOP reboot. I would purchase that for four quarters!
Source: Variety

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1:58AM on 05/13/2010
Maybe this time they'll actually work together.
Maybe this time they'll actually work together.
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1:54PM on 05/12/2010
I really loved "THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS". (Spoiler)One thing I hated in the movie was when they killed off Michael Douglas character near end. It such a shame that a director with this much talent chooses to direct material that is obviously been ripped off. Whats with Hollywood nowadays. Not even "Inception" is original. Inception is a knock off of the 2006 Japanese animation "Paprika". One must believe there are great writers somewhere out there with original material.
I really loved "THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS". (Spoiler)One thing I hated in the movie was when they killed off Michael Douglas character near end. It such a shame that a director with this much talent chooses to direct material that is obviously been ripped off. Whats with Hollywood nowadays. Not even "Inception" is original. Inception is a knock off of the 2006 Japanese animation "Paprika". One must believe there are great writers somewhere out there with original material.
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1:10PM on 05/12/2010

Could be sweet

If it happens, I'm all for it. These two are perfect for ech other.

Oh and fuck the RoboCop reboot - it was about as good an idea as a Jaws remake.
If it happens, I'm all for it. These two are perfect for ech other.

Oh and fuck the RoboCop reboot - it was about as good an idea as a Jaws remake.
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7:56AM on 05/12/2010
I've enjoyed (or respected) everything Aronofsky has done, and Guillermo Arriaga is one of the more interesting screenwriters around. Throw in Brad Pitt, who always seems just a little too smart to be such a big star, and always enjoyable to watch, and I'm there.
I've enjoyed (or respected) everything Aronofsky has done, and Guillermo Arriaga is one of the more interesting screenwriters around. Throw in Brad Pitt, who always seems just a little too smart to be such a big star, and always enjoyable to watch, and I'm there.
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7:15AM on 05/12/2010
Not only 'The Ghost and the Darkness' (which I enjoyed at the time)... there's 'Jaws' before that.
Not only 'The Ghost and the Darkness' (which I enjoyed at the time)... there's 'Jaws' before that.
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1:17AM on 05/12/2010
As I'm reading the article, I'm thinking, "This sounds an awful lot like... oh, Ghost and The Darkness reference. Way ahead of me on that one".

With a good script, a good cast, and a good director, a movie about animals that sounds oddly similar to a movie already made always has the potential to surprise, so I'm all for it.
As I'm reading the article, I'm thinking, "This sounds an awful lot like... oh, Ghost and The Darkness reference. Way ahead of me on that one".

With a good script, a good cast, and a good director, a movie about animals that sounds oddly similar to a movie already made always has the potential to surprise, so I'm all for it.
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