Darren Aronofsky signs a two-year deal with Fox

So that's why Aronofsky decided to helm THE WOLVERINE...

Okay, I don't know for sure if this is why, but there was a press release sent out today saying that Aronofsky signed a two-year deal with Fox. "Under the deal, Protozoa will develop and produce films for both Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures." This way Aronofsky can do bigger films as well as the smaller ones that he tends to favor.

I say good for him. If anyone deserves something like this, it's Aronofsky. I look forward to what Protozoa offers up within the two-years.

Check out the full press release below:

"Fox Filmed Entertainment has signed Darren Aronofsky and his production company Protozoa Pictures to a new two-year, overall deal, it was announced today. Under the deal, Protozoa will develop and produce films for both Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures. Aronofsky’s debut picture under the pact will be THE WOLVERINE, starring Hugh Jackman. Written by Oscar®-winner Christopher McQuarrie, the film is scheduled to begin production in April next year."

"The deal solidifies Fox’s relationship with Aronofsky, whose recent films – this fall’s critically acclaimed psychological thriller, Black Swan, was produced and distributed by Fox Searchlight, which also distributed Aronofsky’s 2008 award-winning film The Wrester. Black Swan opened this year’s Venice Film Festival, and has since screened at such major festivals as Telluride, Toronto and London to great acclaim. The film arrives in theaters beginning December 3rd."

“Darren’s vision has brought audiences some of the most original and memorable stories and characters in recent motion picture history,” said Fox Searchlight heads, Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley. “We at Fox witnessed this first hand with his work on The Wrestler, and Black Swan, and now, on THE WOLVERINE, which will be an exciting take on that iconic figure and on the genre itself. We can’t wait to see what else Darren has in store for us.”

"Added Emma Watts, president of production, Twentieth Century Fox: "We're excited Darren is going to bring his unique vision to THE WOLVERINE and we take great satisfaction that Fox, irrespective of the size of his films, continues to provide a home for his extraordinary talent."

Extra Tidbit: Aronofsky quote: "I walked out of The Matrix and I was thinking, 'What kind of science fiction movie can people make now?' The Wachowski Brothers took all the great sci-fi ideas of the 20th century and rolled them into a delicious pop culture sandwich that everyone on the planet devoured."



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