Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is making a career out of making movies his way and we love that about him. Word has just crept in regarding his latest project, one that evokes echoes of Cronenberg. Are you ready to face his Machine Man?
According to Variety Aronofsky is set to direct amped-up thriller Machine Man for Mandalay Pictures, based on Max Barry’s serialized online story and upcoming tome.
In the pop thriller, a gadget geek and engineer working at a forward-thinking tech firm decides to systematically replace his weaker fleshy parts with high-end titanium performance upgrades of his own design. But he isn’t the only one with plans for his superior parts.
Mark Heyman is penning the adapted screenplay, collaborating with Aronofsky and Mandalay. The project reteams Heyman and Aronofsky, who worked on Black Swan. Cathy Schulman will produce Machine Man for Mandalay, and creator Barry will exec produce.
Mandalay secured the rights to Barry’s partial manuscript in November 2009. As part of an ongoing interactive literary experiment, Barry’s story is being crafted and published one page per day in real time as an online serial. It will be published as a novel by Vintage Books in spring 2011.
To check out Barry’s original work, click on the image below.
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