November 15, 2010
Fox Filmed Entertainment reports they have signed Darren Aronofsky
and his production company Protozoa Pictures to a new two-year, overall deal. 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, based on the Marvel Comics character. Written by Oscar-winner
Christopher McQuarrie, the film is scheduled to start April 2011. The deal solidifies Fox’s relationship with Aronofsky, whose recent films
– this fall’s psychological thriller, "Black Swan", was produced and distributed by Fox Searchlight, which also distributed Aronofsky’s
2008 award-winning film "The Wrestler".
"Darren’s vision has brought audiences some of the most original and
memorable stories and characters in recent motion picture history," said Fox Searchlight's Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley. "We
can’t wait to see what else Darren has in store for us."
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