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Industry Roundup: Darren Aronofsky Has Another New Project

Posted on 06 November 2010 by Christian

Rise of the Machine Man: Darren Aronofsky has signed on to direct another project, even with shooting for Wolverine 2 tentatively scheduled for next spring. The new film is Machine Man, based on the Max Barry online serial novel. Mark Heyman, who worked with Aronofsky on the upcoming Black Swan, will write the script. It’s a story with echoes of Robocop, about an engineer named Charlie who “decides to systematically replace his weak fleshy parts with high-end titanium performance upgrades that he has designed.” [Deadline]

Keepers: CBS Films has hired Niels Arden Oplov (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the Swedish version with subtitles) to direct Ehren Krueger’s (The Skeleton Key) adaptation of the 2006 Jennifer Egan novel The Keep. Described as “The Ring meets Inception,” the book and the movie revolve around “a story within a story about two cousins with a shared secret who reunite to renovate a legendary haunted medieval castle that turns dreams and nightmares into reality.” [HR]

The Oceans Do Manhattan?: Brett Ratner is really going for a Danny Ocean vibe with Tower Heist, his caper flick that had already reeled in Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Gabourey Sidibe, T

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