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Darren Aronofsky turned down Fifty Shades of Grey

Darren Aronofsky turned down Fifty Shades of Grey

Jun 20 2013, 4:30am CDT | by

Darren Aronofsky reportedly turned down 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. The Oscar-nominated 'Black Swan' director was offered the opportunity to bring E.L. James' saucy novel to life on the big screen but...

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Darren Aronofsky turned down Fifty Shades of Grey

Jun 20 2013, 4:30am CDT | by

Darren Aronofsky reportedly turned down 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

The Oscar-nominated 'Black Swan' director was offered the opportunity to bring E.L. James' saucy novel to life on the big screen but rejected movie studio Universal's offer, resulting in Sam Taylor-Johnson landing the coveted spot, according to TheWrap.com.

The filmmaker was approached ''a month ago'' but decided against taking on the project as he is still finishing production on his new Biblical movie 'Noah', which is based on Noah's Ark and boasts an all-star cast including Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson.

Many top directors lobbied for the directorial chair on the upcoming movie project, with names including Gus Van Sant, Joe Wright and Angelina Jolie linked to the role.

Van Sant even created a test reel in a bid to land the job. The clip featured a particularly erotic scene with 'Magic Mike' hunk Alex Pettyfer in the role of Christian Grey.

Taylor-Johnson was confirmed as director yesterday and said in a statement: ''I am excited to be charged with the evolution of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' from page to screen.

''For the legions of fans, I want to say that I will honour the power of Erika's book and the characters of Christian and Anastasia. They are under my skin too.''

The film will be based on E.L. James' saucy novel trilogy about a young, virginal assistant who embarks in a sexual relationship with her S&M-loving boss.

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Kung Fu Panda Director John Stevenson Boards Noah's Ark

Aug 20 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

A new indie CG 'toon take on the storyIf you’re an independent film company looking to make the first leap into producing a CG-animated feature, you’re usually going to want to find an experience director to make it. Such is the case with Unified Pictures, which has hired DreamWorks Animation veteran John Stevenson to tackle a comedy version of the Noah’s Ark story.Yes, while Darren Aronofsky brought the Biblical tale to the ...
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4 weeks ago

New to Blu-ray: NOAH, TWIN PEAKS: The Entire Mystery, THE BIG CHILL Criterion Collection, and More

Aug 1 2014 2:29pm CDT | Source: Collider

This week’s new Blu-ray releases include the definitive, remastered Twin Peaks box set, a Biblical epic from Darren Aronofsky, a salsa dancing comedy, a new Criterion Collection addition with a killer soundtrack, a Werner Herzog box set, and more.  Briefly: Noah (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - $17.99 (55% off) Cuban Fury [Blu-ray] - $19.78 (34% off) The Other Woman [Blu-ray] - $19.99 (50% off) The Big Chill (Blu-ray + DVD) - $27.59 (31% off) Herzog: The Collection (Limited Edition) [Blu- ...
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4 weeks ago

Noah Exclusive Giveaway: Win Prize Pack & Steelbook Blu-Rays!

Jul 31 2014 3:38pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

To celebrate the triumphant arrival of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah on DVD and Blu-Ray (check out our Noah DVD review), we are presenting an exclusive giveaway where four lucky Movie Fanatic readers will walk away a winner! The Noah Blu-Ray grand prize winner will take home the Noah prize pack that includes a Noah pen, a Noah notebook, a Noah umbrella (for that incoming flood!), a Noah candle and of course the Russell Crowe starring movie teased in this Noah tra ...
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NOAH Blu-ray Review

Jul 30 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Collider

The sign of a good religious picture is the controversy surrounding it.  Whenever a movie asks you to seriously grapple with theological issues, it’s bound to rile those who like their religion safe and comforting.  Noah certainly prompted its share of screeching op-ed pieces, along with the smug indifference of the secular crowd.  In truth, director Darren Aronofsky has punk’d them all: creating a serious, thoughtful and unbearably intense study of our relationship to God in the context o ...
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4 weeks ago

‘Star Wars: Episode 8′ Director Rian Johnson Teases His Franchise Plans

Jul 29 2014 4:43pm CDT | Source: screen rant

Going from indie work to a big budget studio franchise is quite the change of pace. Darren Aronofsky recently breached that gap earlier this year with Noah, with directors such as Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) following his example during summer’s blockbuster onslaught. The transition isn’t always easy; the studio system has more checks and balances in place, and is frequently governed by the bottom line, and for some filmmakers, ...
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4 weeks ago

New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Conjure Up 'Oculus' at Home Before Disc

Jul 29 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Noah (biblical action directed by Darren Aronofsky; Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly; ...
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7 weeks ago

After 21 Years, Natalie Portman And Aleen Keshishian Change Rep Relationship

Jul 11 2014 7:17pm CDT | Source: Deadline

One of the longest running talent-rep relationships in Hollywood has come to a climax. As Natalie Portman transitions to a move to Paris, she and Brillstein Entertainment partner Aleen Keshishian will be parting ways, sort of. Portman is relocating to be with husband Benjamin Millepied. A dancer she met while making Black Swan, Millepied is taking the job as director of the Paris Opera Ballet. Portman, who just made her directorial debut on the Hebrew language ada ...
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7 weeks ago

Plague, Battles and Big Waves in First Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer

Jul 9 2014 10:10am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Last year gave us a fairly forgettable, if stylish, biblical tale in the shape of Darren Aronofsky's Noah, and now Ridley Scott is having his turn at souping up the Old Testament for the modern, pop-corn munching congregation.Exodus: Gods and Kings, which stars Christian Bale, tells the tale of Moses as he lead the exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and into their 'Promised Land'. Of course, the journey famously take ...
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