Variety reports that Darren Aronofsky and Brad Pitt are finally going to get together to develop an “adventure thriller” – The Tiger. The two were originally set to work on The Fighter and The Fountain, but both left the former project, and Pitt departed the latter. So maybe they’ll both remain a team with this one.
The film will be based on an upcoming non-fiction book by John Vaillant, titled The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival. Looks like they’ve dropped the subtitle for the movie-goers. Variety describes the story of said book and film as such:
…takes place on the Siberian plain, where human development is encroaching on the tigers’ habitat — and one tiger turns on the intruders. With townspeople being tracked and hunted with an almost supernatural power, a conservationist game warden must face down the tiger. It is a fight that only one of them can win.
Pitt will be playing the warden, presumably (it being a “starring vehicle” for him), and Guillermo Arriaga will transfer the story to the screen, having previously written Brad Pitt-starring movie Babel.
It sounds intriguing, and seems like another strange choice for Aronofsky, whose current filmography is very eclectic. I loved The Fountain and really loved The Wrestler though, and I enjoyed Pi, so I have faith (I have yet to watch Requiem for a Dream). And I quite like Brad too. So I guess I’m looking forward to this one already. The Siberian setting should make for some wonderful cinematography at least, and I hope that Clint Mansell returns to write another brilliantly atmospheric score for this project (his work on The Fountain being one of my all-time favourite soundtracks). So yes. Sounds good.