It’s been a few years since Darren Aronofsky’s divisive last film mother! hit theatres and since then he has been mostly keeping busy producing documentary projects like the National Geographic series One Strange Rock and Lance Oppenheim’s Some Kind of Heaven. Earlier this month he announced that his next project as a director would be The Whale starring Brendan Fraser but now he is adding a second project to his queue. Adrift looks like it will be his first time fully embracing the horror genre and Requiem for a Dream star Jared Leto is attached to headline it. Hit the jump to find out what we know.
According to Deadline, Darren Aronofsky will direct Adrift for Blumhouse Productions. The movie is based on a short story by Koji Suzuki (The Ring) and the plot is described as follows:
“The story is set in the dead calm of the open sea, where a fishing boat discovers an abandoned yacht with a strange distress call. A deckhand agrees to take lone control of it while it’s towed into port, but soon he discovers why the rest of his more experienced crew members call it a ‘Ghost Ship.'”
Aronofsky will also co-write the script with Luke Dawson (Shutter, The Lazarus Effect). It is said to be a passion project of sorts for Leto, who chased the rights with producer Emma Ludbrook for 10 years before bringing it to Jason Blum and Darren Aronofsky. Aronofsky still plans to shoot The Whale for A24 first, however. Are you looking forward to Adrift?