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Darren Aronofsky to visits the Final Frontier?

July 19th, 2014 by Dave Bowling Comments

Writer David Weil’s spec script Moonfall has apparently set Hollywood going this week, having serious interest from several filmmakers including Darren Aronofsky, director of Pi and Black Swan, according to industry website TheWrap.

Weil is a relatively new writer whose script Half Heard in the Stillness was voted to the 2013 Black List of Hollywood’s most liked unproduced screenplays.

Moonfall is described as a Fargo-like thriller set on the moon. Aronofsky has apparently agreed a first-look deal at New Regency, though the script is currently out to multiple studios and could land somewhere else. Although Aronofsky has had talks about the script, he is not officially attached to produce Moonfall yet, let alone direct.

Space in general and the moon in particular has been on Hollywood’s radar in recent years, with films such as Moon and of course Gravity receiving great critical acclaim. According to TheWrap, Moonfall is said to ‘feature a unique angle rather than the typical point of entry to a sci-fi story set in outer space’.

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...