Or, maybe we should call this movie The Social Network meets Black Swan online?
Whatever, I’m trying to say that we’re here today to start a little chat about project titled Xoxo. So, let’s start it.
First of all, a little explanation. Xoxo is a project that will tell us a story of a twentysomething man who meets a female contemporary on Facebook and begins a digital relationship with her, only to find the object of his affections take the relationship to an obsessed and stalker-y place.
I like the way guys from LATimes explained the whole thing by saying – think Fatal Attraction but with Facebook.
Interested to not only see what Aronofsky can do with the classic story, but also with a massive $130 million budget, his most expensive project to date by a country mile.
Aronofsky is shopping $130 million budget package that is “tantalizing” Hollywood, Mike Fleming reports. Screenwriter John Logan (The Aviator, The Last Samurai, Bond 23, Hugo Cabret) is rewriting the original script by Aronofsky, and so far New Regency is circling a co-financing position. Paramount, Fox, CBS Films, and Summit are all interested in financing the remainder.
His passion project will be “a big fantasy epic” in
Coming from a 15-year-old spec script by Jeff Welch, the film stars “a man who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up years later to a world in which humans have become pets of another species.” I Am Legend producer Akiva Goldsman who is also prepping The Dark Tower and Logan’s Run is currently planning the budget and if all goes well, this “will likely” be the next project for the Black Swan director.
Aronofsky dabbled in sci-fi with his modern masterpiece The Fountain, but I can’t wait to see how he creates his own futuristic world.
The fest’s artistic director, Marco Mueller, initiated the recommendation of Aronofsky, based largely on the filmmaker’s status as “a key figure in contemporary film, whose work constantly engages the evolution and mutations of the many languages of art.”
After dropping out of helming The Wolverine, Aronofsky‘s upcoming slate seems rather thin. According to IMDb, the only project he’s officially expected to direct is Machine Man,
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