Darren Aronofsky to Direct Story of Real-Life Robbery
Posted 09.21.09 by reelz
Variety reports that director Darren Aronofsky will direct and produce a movie based on the robbery committed at the Securitas Depot in England three years ago. The crime, which was covered extensively by the BBC, ended up representing the largest amount of currency stolen in a single heist in Britain's history.
This represents yet another intriguing addition to Aronofsky's resume, which already includes a wildly eclectic variety of movies. He started off with sensory shock-flicks Pi and Requiem for a Dream, both of which had a hyperactivity reminiscent of graphic novels. Then there was the pseudo-spiritual weepie The Fountain, which had a more restrained style and a more melodramatic core. And last year, of course, he helmed the intimate character drama The Wrestler, which earned Mickey Rourke an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe win.
Now, it appears Aronofsky is attracted to the idea of doing a heist flick, so we imagine he'll return to the more fast-paced, sensory-overload style of Pi and Requiem. No information was given regarding a production schedule or release date.
We imagine that is, in part, because Aronofsky is currently at work on a project in yet another genre. The supernatural thriller Black Swan will star Natalie Portman as a veteran ballerina who develops a rivalry with another dancer (played by Mila Kunis) who may or may not be a product of Portman's imagination.
As if that weren't enough, Aronofsky also planned a remake of RoboCop, but we seriously doubt that will happen anytime soon.