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Old October 27 2010, 12:42 AM   #1
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Darren Aronofsky will direct Machine Man

Darren Aronofsky will direct the Mandalay Pictures adaptation of Max Barry's Machine Man, reports Variety.

The project, to be scripted by Mark Heyman (who co-wrote Aronofsky's Black Swan alongside John McLaughlin) will adapt Barry's story, which originally appeared on the author's website in serial form with a single page released each day as it was written.

Machine Man, not to be confused with the Marvel Comics character, concerns a tech engineer who, tired of going through life average and unnoticed, replaces parts of his body with titanium upgrades of his own design. He then discovers that he isn't the only one with plans for his new body.
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=71183

Looks like Hollywood is getting on the Iron Man bandwagon.
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Old October 27 2010, 12:50 AM   #2
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It should be noted that he'll be directing this after "Wolverine 2". As I said in the "Roboapoclyapse" thread Hollywood is on a robot binge right now. The entire manuscript for the book is indeed on the author's website.
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Old October 27 2010, 01:22 AM   #3
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I was gonna say, damn Marvel is really going for the D list characters now!
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Old October 27 2010, 01:32 AM   #4
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It should be noted that he'll be directing this after "Wolverine 2". As I said in the "Roboapoclyapse" thread Hollywood is on a robot binge right now. The entire manuscript for the book is indeed on the author's website.
So when will we get the teenage robot angst movie set in the backdrop of zombie robots and/or vampire robots?
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Old October 27 2010, 01:34 AM   #5
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Good Lord, they are going to adapt every comic ever made. I think if I was trying to break into scriptwriting I'd try to break into it via the comic industry these days.
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Old October 27 2010, 01:35 AM   #6
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I just want Robert Downey Jr to play Dr Strange before he gets too old! If the Human Torch can be Captain America, why can't Iron Man be Dr Strange?!
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Old October 27 2010, 01:50 AM   #7
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Re: Darren Aronofsky will direct Machine Man

Again as Dream posted the article clarifies this isn't "Machine Man" the Marvel comic...sigh. After "Inception" I think Leo DiCaprio would be a great unconventional choice to play "Dr. Strange".
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Old October 27 2010, 01:55 AM   #8
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Re: Darren Aronofsky will direct Machine Man

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I think Leo DiCaprio would be a great unconventional choice to play "Dr. Strange".
Leo is too much of a pretty boy. He also looks nothing like Strange IMO.

Tony Stark and Dr Strange could almost be twins seperated at birth which is why I suggest RDJ. Someone needs to make this happen!
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Old October 27 2010, 02:09 AM   #9
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Teach me not to read the article.
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Old October 27 2010, 07:53 AM   #10
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If you dyed Leo's hair brown and he grew himself a goatee like the one he has in "Inception" I think he could be a great Stephen Strange. Robert Downey Jr. is already too identified right now with Iron Man and a central figure in the Marvel Film Universe for him to play another major role which Dr. Strange would be if they treated the role and the film right.
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Old October 27 2010, 04:19 PM   #11
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I just want Robert Downey Jr to play Dr Strange before he gets too old! If the Human Torch can be Captain America, why can't Iron Man be Dr Strange?!
Because no one cares about the FF movies, and Chris Evans is definitely not Robert Downey Jr. They also aren't making any more films in that series, and they have no tie in with the current Marvel film series as it leads up to The Avengers movie.

RDJ is Iron Man right now, and having him play another Marvel hero on top of that role or any time in the foreseeable future just isn't going to happen.
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Old October 27 2010, 09:55 PM   #12
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wasnt Aronofsky going to do the Robocop remake? Maybe the studio didnt like his ideas & he found another similar project where he could be free to explore his concepts more without interference from a studio.
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Old October 27 2010, 10:04 PM   #13
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^ That reboot was canned due to MGM's financial situation. There were also rumors that Aronofsky was refusing to consider 3D for the film, but I imagine MGM's lack of money to produce the film in the first place was the real killer.
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Old October 27 2010, 10:17 PM   #14
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with a single page released each day as it was written.
Well, that's a mad way to write a story.
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