In some of the coolest news in a while, it seems Darren Aronofsky’s next project will be an Evel Knievel biopic starring Channing Tatum. Say no more, show me no previews, just let me know when I can set my eyes upon this.
The tracking-board broke the news this evening. Aronofsky has agreed to helm the biopic, working from a script by Magic Mike writer Reid Carolin. Although the screenplay has received a heavy re-write from Scott Silver.
Darren Aronofsky, who broke on the scene with the Sundance hit Pi, changed the way I look at films and filmmaking with his 2000 gut punch, Requiem for a Dream. For my money, Black Swan was the best film of 2009, The Wrestler was an interesting character study, and Noah was better than some would have you believe. And don’t even get me started on The Fountain; take your hatred elsewhere.
It may seem like an unusual choice for Aronofsky to take on the story of Robert Craig “Evel” Knieval, America’s most famous stuntman. But the director’s tastes are more diverse than some would believe. Tearing up with Channing Tatum should make for a compelling drama, hopefully with a little fun on the side.
What do you think about the teaming?