MGM in talks to take over Blumhouse & Darren Aronofskys Adrift
Just 24 hours after it was announced Requiem for a dream Co-writer / director Darren Aronofsky and star Jared Leto were supposed to team up with Blumhouse for the horror picture. It became known that MGM is in exclusive negotiations to acquire it AdriftAlthough sources confirm that no deal has been finalized and details are currently unknown according to the deadline until it does.
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Adrift is based on a short story of the same name by Koji Suzuki, author of ringand published in the short story collection Dark water. The story takes place 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 control while it is towed into port, but he soon discovers why the rest of its more experienced crew members call it a “ghost ship”.
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Aronofsky will co-write the script with Luke Dawson. According to the outlet, Leto and producer Emma Ludbrook pursued the rights to the story for 10 years before bringing it to Blum and Aronofsky. The Golden Globe-nominated writer / director and the Oscar and Globe-winning star previously worked together on Aronofsky’s 2000 psychological drama Requiem for a dreamThis was a critical hit upon release and is believed to have helped put the filmmaker in the spotlight. Incidentally, it is one of Leto’s main tasks American psycho and Fight Club.
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Blum will produce the project together with Leto and Emma Ludbrook through Leto’s production company Paradox together with Carla Hacken through his banner Blumhouse Productions.