Brad Pitt and Darren Aronofsky are teaming up in the wild.
The thesp and director have set up the adventure thriller “The Tiger” at Focus Features and have tapped Guillermo Arriaga to pen the script.
Project, which is based on an upcoming nonfiction book by John Vaillant, 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.
“The Tiger,” which will be produced by Pitt’s Plan B and Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures, is being developed as a potential starring vehicle for Pitt.
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Paramount isn’t letting the zombies off the lot just yet, renewing the option to make “World War Z,” a bigscreen adaptation of Max Brooks’ best-selling post-apocalyptic tome about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies.
Filmmaker Marc Forster is developing the project, while Brad Pitt’s Plan B shingle is producing.
In his tome, Brooks — son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft — tells the tale of a researcher for the U.N. Postwar Commission who interviews survivors from all over the world in order to put together a post-mortem on a war that destroyed every country around the globe.
Brooks, attending C2E2 last week in Chicago, told MTV.com that Matthew Michael Carnahan is doing a rewrite of Michael Straczynski’s adapated script for Paramount.
Empire Leicester Square
Monday 22nd March 2010
Guests arrive from 18:00
Attendees will include: Brad Pitt, Claudia Schiffer, Ellie Goulding, Matthew Vaughn, Mark Strong, Jane Goldman, Aaron Johnson, Mark Milla and John Romita Jr.
Thanks Dulci & Gabriella.
The nine-day film SXSW film fest opens March 12 with the world premiere of Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, starring Aaron Johnson, Cholë Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who will all attend a Conversation panel at the SXSW Film Conference, along with the comic’s writers, Mark Millar and John S. Romita.
“Kick-Ass” most certainly does. Equal parts audacious dark comedy, wish-fulfillment fantasy and over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek action-adventure, Matthew Vaughn’s bloody funny adaptation of a cult-fave comicbook series manages to be sufficiently faithful to its source material to please fervent fanboys while remaining easily accessible for ticketbuyers unfamiliar with the superhero storytelling conventions Vaughn (“Layer Cake”) and co-scripter Jane Goldman satirize as well as celebrate. Scenes of hilariously overstated violence perpetrated by an 11-year-old girl doubtless will discomfort many and incense quite a few. But this deservedly R-rated Lionsgate release should nonetheless score a knockout in theatrical and homevid venues.
Paramount Pictures has picked up Michael Lewis’ upcoming book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.”
According to Variety, Brad Pitt is producing through his Par-based Plan B shingle.
The nonfiction book chronicles the recent free fall of the American economy, and features a large cast of characters.
No cast has been added, and no production date has been set.