After circling a few possible projects as his follow up to Noah including an Evil Knievel biopic and an HBO series based on Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy, it was over a year ago that we heard that Darren Aronofsky would instead be going back to his indie roots with a new original film. Up until now, we didn’t know much about the movie except that Jennifer Lawrence would star along with Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris and Domhnall Gleeson. Now Paramount has announced a release date and a title for the film, although unfortunately for horror fans, it also comes along with some bad news for the studio’s upcoming Friday the 13th reboot. Hit the jump for the full scoop.
Paramount Pictures has announced that Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film, now titled mother!, will hit theatres on October 13th, 2017. Aronofsky is writing, directing and producing the movie, which revolves around “a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests come to their home, disrupting their lives.” Not much else is known about the plot and it is described as a drama, although it does sound like it could be the premise for a thriller of some sort.
The movie is taking over the release slot previously assigned to Breck Eisner’s upcoming Friday the 13th film, which has since been removed from their release calendar, along with the upcoming World War Z sequel (that movie was expected to hit theatres on June 9th). According to THR, it’s not just a release date shuffle, however. It sounds like the Friday the 13th project has been completely shut down, possibly due to the poor box office performance of Rings. If that is true, it seems somewhat shortsighted, although they have struggled to find a fresh approach to this film for some time now. Are you looking forward to a new Darren Aronofsky film? Are you disappointed that the Friday the 13th reboot is dead?