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Bullhead director to take on The Tiger produced by Darren Aronofsky and Brad Pitt

Aug. 16, 2012by: Paul Shirey

BULLHEAD director Michael R. Roskam is attached to direct THE TIGER, an adaptation of the novel by John Vaillant with a script by Guillermo Arriaga (BABEL). At one time the project was to be helmed by Darren Aronofsky with Brad Pitt attached to star, but it has since become another of Aronofsky's leavings (much like a famed mutant sequel currently in production). Aronofsky and Pitt are still on board to produce, but no production dates have been announced.

I love man vs. nature shit, so this could be really cool. I enjoyed Joe Carnahan's THE GREY, although will admit I was a disappointed that I didn't get to see Liam Neeson punch a wolf. Still, the concept of "superior" man vs. "inferior" animal is typically a fun ride (THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS and JAWS comes to mind). Casting will be key, as there's a lead role of an animal activist tapped to track down the tiger, which will need to be someone of Pitt's caliber.

Here's the synopsis:

A gripping story of man pitted against natures most fearsome and efficient predator.

Outside a remote village in Russias Far East a man-eating tiger is on the prowl. The tiger isnt just killing people, its murdering them, almost as if it has a vendetta. A team of trackers is dispatched to hunt down the tiger before it strikes again. They know the creature is cunning, injured, and starving, making it even more dangerous. As John Vaillant re-creates these extraordinary events, he gives us an unforgettable and masterful work of narrative nonfiction that combines a riveting portrait of a stark and mysterious region of the world and its people, with the natural history of natures most deadly predator.

Roskam is a busy man these days, now with THE TIGER on his plate and working with Michael Mann on the pilot for a new original series on HBO, called Buda Bridge, which is "a Belgian-set crime story that takes place in Brussels in the near future. It unfolds when a woman is found dead on Buda Bridge, which leads to a series of violent crimes and strange science that bring mayhem to the dark capital of the European state." Roskam is both writing the script and directing the pilot.

Stay tuned as THE TIGER develops.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite man vs. animal movie?
Source: Deadline

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10:31AM on 08/16/2012
Extra tidbit: The Edge and The Grey.
Extra tidbit: The Edge and The Grey.
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10:56AM on 08/16/2012
extra tidbit: Tremors!
extra tidbit: Tremors!
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12:34PM on 08/16/2012
The Ghost and the Darkness - it wasn't as terrible as many say.
The Ghost and the Darkness - it wasn't as terrible as many say.
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12:50PM on 08/16/2012

This sounds good but...

Russia? They should make it take place in L.A.
Also- I'm being sarcastic.
Russia? They should make it take place in L.A.
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1:12PM on 08/16/2012
The PETA people are gonna biiiiiitch. But what don't they bitch about?
The PETA people are gonna biiiiiitch. But what don't they bitch about?
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1:51PM on 08/16/2012

I'd watch that for a dollar

Lake Placid. Need to release that on blu-ray already!

Seriously though, just bought Jaws on blu-ray. Greatest movie ever made. There. I said it.
Lake Placid. Need to release that on blu-ray already!

Seriously though, just bought Jaws on blu-ray. Greatest movie ever made. There. I said it.
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1:52PM on 08/16/2012

Sounds great.

Man vs. nature.
The Edge, The Grey, Jeremiah Johnson.

And all the tv-shows on the topic; Man vs wild, Survivorman, Dual survivals etc.
Man vs. nature.
The Edge, The Grey, Jeremiah Johnson.

And all the tv-shows on the topic; Man vs wild, Survivorman, Dual survivals etc.
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3:01PM on 08/16/2012
I saw this movie. Ten years ago. It was called the Ghost and the Darkness then. Lions Tigers Remakes. Oh my.
I saw this movie. Ten years ago. It was called the Ghost and the Darkness then. Lions Tigers Remakes. Oh my.
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3:01PM on 08/16/2012
Awesome I love these man vs. nature movies.
Awesome I love these man vs. nature movies.
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4:13AM on 08/17/2012

I love a good hunting movie....

This sounds fun as well. BTW, instead of remaking everything in sight, Hollywood should really adapt one or two famous reallife hunting stories from Jim Corbet or Kenneth Anderson (ex. Man Eating Leopard of Rudraproyag). Those stories are fucking awesome!

E.T. Can anything beat JAWS? ever? I love Ghost & the Darkness as well. Didn't realize it was a flop until later, and even then didn't get the negativity.
This sounds fun as well. BTW, instead of remaking everything in sight, Hollywood should really adapt one or two famous reallife hunting stories from Jim Corbet or Kenneth Anderson (ex. Man Eating Leopard of Rudraproyag). Those stories are fucking awesome!

E.T. Can anything beat JAWS? ever? I love Ghost & the Darkness as well. Didn't realize it was a flop until later, and even then didn't get the negativity.
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