As I sit here with tears streaming down my face trying to drink myself to death, I feel it is my responsibility to tell you: Darren Aronofsky will not direct The Wolverine.
I know. I’m sorry. Please take a moment. The adaptation of the Claremont/Miller Wolverine miniseries set in Japan will continue without Darren, whose skill as a director had this writer believing the film to have more potential than any other superhero film ever produced. I will go on record to say that amongst the spectacular art films and serious dramas set to debut in the coming years, it was still this film I was most excited for. The Wolverine would have been inconceivably awesome, and now I am devastated.
Reportedly, Darren has left the Fox project after learning that it would require him to be away from his family for a year filming in Japan. High radioactivity probably didn’t help things, either.
Read the complete history of aborted Frank Miller/Darren Aronofsky projects after the jump.[Via TheHollywoodReporter]
1. Batman: Year One
Written by Frank Miller, Abandoned by Darren Aronofsky
Written and Drawn by Frank Miller, Abandoned by Darren Aronofsky
3. Lone Wolf and Cub
Introductions and Covers by Frank Miller, Abandoned by Darren Aronofsky
Second two films and comic series Written by Frank Miller, Abandoned by Darren Aronofsky
5. The Wolverine
Miniseries Drawn by Frank Miller, Abandoned by Darren Aronofsky