Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Darren Aronofsky Planning Heist


Darren Aronofsky will direct and produce an indie heist thriller based on the daring $85 million robbery at the Securitas Depot in Tonbridge, England, in February 2006.

Variety says that XYZ Films and Time Inc. Studios are partnered with Protozoa Pictures on the project. Scott Franklin of Protozoa will produce alongside Aronofsky. Time Inc. Studios chief Paul Speaker is executive producing, with XYZ fully financing the development.

Kerry Williamson is adapting the script from an underlying rights package that includes Jon Wertheim's Sports Illustrated magazine article "Breaking the Bank" and Howard Sounes' nonfiction book "Heist: The Inside Story of the World's Biggest Robbery."

I am
a huge Aronofsky fan, I think that The Wrestler was one of last years best films and I really trust whatever he chooses to do. I love that he likes to keep things slightly indie and intimate as it tends to make for a better film - so it should be interesting to see how he tackles such an epic subject matter.

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