Director Darren Aronofsky to Adapt Dystopian Book Trilogy to HBO Series

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The acclaimed director known for films like Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, and most recently, Noah, has recently started development with HBO on a new series based on Margaret Atwood's highly-acclaimed futuristic book trilogy.

The project, based on Margaret Atwood's novel trilogyOryx and Crake (2003), Year Of The Flood (2009), and MaddAddam (2013) is set in the mid-21st century in a world where corporations have taken over for governments and the genetic modification of organisms is perversely ubiquitous. It centers on the events before and after a Waterless Flood that wipes out almost all of the world's population and follows an extensive cast of characters, including those responsible for the apocalypse and those struggling to survive it.


Atwood will serve as a consulting producer on the new project. Aronofsky and his team are currently meeting with writers.

First Look of the Day

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And here we have Russell Crowe channeling Tom Hanks in Castaway Noah -- the guy tasked with building the Ark -- for Darren Aronofsky's biblical follow-up to Black Swan.

The kickass cast includes Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and Anthony Hopkins. Noah is due in theaters March 2014.


PSA of the Day

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PSA of the Day: Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky knows a thing or two about scaring the ever-living drug use out of the average moviegoer. Which is probably why he was tapped to direct a handful of anti-meth PSA for the Meth Project.

In case you were toying with the idea of getting into the glamorous world of meth use, these spots will likely help dissuade you of that.

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