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Old March 19 2011, 11:27 PM   #181
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SHH is saying this movie is still happening.

A source for Entertainment Weekly is claiming that 20th Century Fox is unlikely to hire a new director in the immediate future now that Darren Aronofsky has dropped out. The source says, "I think we’re going to let it air out a bit before we approach another director." The magazine even cites one of the reasons being "the tragic series of events currently unfolding in Japan."

Not true, says our solid source, who tells us that if the studio found a new director tomorrow, they could still start filming in July as was planned.

It looks like they are sticking to that strategy for now.
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Old March 20 2011, 05:08 AM   #182
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Is shooting in Japan all that necessary? I mean, if we can make Prague look like every city in the universe, surely there's somewhere that can stand in for Japan with a little extra construction and effects work.
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Old March 20 2011, 05:28 AM   #183
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Re: Aronofsky's Wolverine film title announced (3/17/11--Aronofsky qui

It's probably not necessary but they were going for authenticity as possible I believe.
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Old March 20 2011, 05:52 AM   #184
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Re: Aronofsky's Wolverine film title announced (3/17/11--Aronofsky qui

And some of the money hiring people will probably go to relief efforts
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Old March 20 2011, 04:00 PM   #185
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Re: Aronofsky's Wolverine film title announced (3/17/11--Aronofsky qui

I think filming it in Japan would be good for Japan. Certainly help bring some money in that can help with the relief efforts.

If they had to film somewhere else, I'm sure there are places in Korea that could fill the job (places with Japanese colonial influences).
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Old March 21 2011, 08:24 AM   #186
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but I'm persuaded the windfall Aronofsky will earn from The Black Swan allowed him to take a hard look and decide his heart wasn't in The Wolverine. When Aronofsky took the job, he was in a much different position: he'd worked for practically nothing making Black Swan, which at the time was eyed as an art house film release; his plan to direct Robocop got hamstrung by MGM's strangling debt burden.

When he was recruited by his The Fountain star Hugh Jackman to helm The Wolverine, Aronofsky was looking at the first real chance in his career to make big money--$5 million against 5% of gross. Cut to now: The Black Swan's worldwide gross is a staggering $270 million, on a $16 million budget.

When a director like Aronofsky works for free, he gambles on success. He might not be getting the $50 million or so that Todd Phillips received when he gave back his fee on The Hangover for an equity stake, but I've heard Aronofsky's reward will be 8-figures. After that, did he really want to make a sequel?
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Old March 21 2011, 01:32 PM   #187
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Re: Aronofsky's Wolverine film title announced (3/17/11--Aronofsky qui

I found this list of 5 directors who could replace Aronofsky as they are the best at what they do. Well according to movieline.com.

I would love to see what Wachowskis Brothers would do with "The Wolverine". Or any of the other 4 directors.
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Old March 21 2011, 02:18 PM   #188
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Re: Aronofsky's Wolverine film title announced (3/17/11--Aronofsky qui

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I would love to see what Wachowskis Brothers would do with "The Wolverine".
I think we should officially erase the internet to ensure this idea never gets implanted in any executive's head.

What a terrible, terrible idea. And the rest of those directors aren't exactly appropriate to the material, either. Except maybe Kitano.
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Old March 21 2011, 02:27 PM   #189
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but I'm persuaded the windfall Aronofsky will earn from The Black Swan allowed him to take a hard look and decide his heart wasn't in The Wolverine. When Aronofsky took the job, he was in a much different position: he'd worked for practically nothing making Black Swan, which at the time was eyed as an art house film release; his plan to direct Robocop got hamstrung by MGM's strangling debt burden.

When he was recruited by his The Fountain star Hugh Jackman to helm The Wolverine, Aronofsky was looking at the first real chance in his career to make big money--$5 million against 5% of gross. Cut to now: The Black Swan's worldwide gross is a staggering $270 million, on a $16 million budget.

When a director like Aronofsky works for free, he gambles on success. He might not be getting the $50 million or so that Todd Phillips received when he gave back his fee on The Hangover for an equity stake, but I've heard Aronofsky's reward will be 8-figures. After that, did he really want to make a sequel?
http://www.deadline.com/2011/03/seco...olverine-exit/
If that's the way it's going down, good for Aronofsky.

If more really talented directors declined to be part of the grind-em-out-blockbuster machine that Hollywood has become and did their own things the quality of movies would increase exponentially.

That's not going to happen, but it's still nice to occasionally see someone remember what the point of making all that money is.
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Old March 21 2011, 03:44 PM   #190
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After that, did he really want to make a sequel?
http://www.deadline.com/2011/03/seco...olverine-exit/
Yet they were describing The Wolverine as NOT a sequel, as being a standalone movie in its own right. I always thought that was a bit silly and if this report is correct, perhaps so did Aronofsky ...


Edit - David Slade says there have been no discussions about him replacing DA:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=75417
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Old March 21 2011, 05:10 PM   #191
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I would love to see what Wachowskis Brothers would do with "The Wolverine".
I think we should officially erase the internet to ensure this idea never gets implanted in any executive's head.

What a terrible, terrible idea. And the rest of those directors aren't exactly appropriate to the material, either. Except maybe Kitano.
Even though their last three movies were almost universally panned (I haven't seen "The Matrix Revolutions" or "Speed Racer"), I still think they're talented. If you doubt it, watch "Bound" and "The Matrix" again. They could still make a comeback/rebound with a good movie and surprise you.
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Old March 21 2011, 06:19 PM   #192
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If that's the way it's going down, good for Aronofsky.

If more really talented directors declined to be part of the grind-em-out-blockbuster machine that Hollywood has become and did their own things the quality of movies would increase exponentially.

That's not going to happen, but it's still nice to occasionally see someone remember what the point of making all that money is.
Eh, The Wolverine doesn't strike me as any more inherently silly than Black Swan.


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Old March 21 2011, 06:58 PM   #193
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If that's the way it's going down, good for Aronofsky.

If more really talented directors declined to be part of the grind-em-out-blockbuster machine that Hollywood has become and did their own things the quality of movies would increase exponentially.

That's not going to happen, but it's still nice to occasionally see someone remember what the point of making all that money is.
Eh, The Wolverine doesn't strike me as any more inherently silly than Black Swan.
Regardless of silliness, no one is able to make a summer blockbuster superhero movie as an auteur vehicle. There is always a ton of studio influence and the whole thing tends to be much more of a group effort - perhaps that's not what the guy is looking for at this point in his career.
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Old March 21 2011, 08:10 PM   #194
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Even though their last three movies were almost universally panned (I haven't seen "The Matrix Revolutions" or "Speed Racer"), I still think they're talented. If you doubt it, watch "Bound" and "The Matrix" again. They could still make a comeback/rebound with a good movie and surprise you.
While I don't think they've never exhibited any talent...though I think an argument can be made in the "some folk only have so much in them" vein and that they're creative well has been drained...I also just don't think they're appropriate directors for the material. If there's one thing this Wolverine definitely needs less of, it's "flash," which is what The Wachowski's are best at.

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Regardless of silliness, no one is able to make a summer blockbuster superhero movie as an auteur vehicle. There is always a ton of studio influence and the whole thing tends to be much more of a group effort - perhaps that's not what the guy is looking for at this point in his career.
I think both The Dark Knight and the first Iron Man were much more auteur vehicles than you realize.
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Old March 30 2011, 04:37 PM   #195
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Jackman still seems optimistic about the movie's fate but it doesn't look likely to start until next year:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/200...-the-wolverine-
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