Once upon a time, Brad Pitt and director Darren Aronofsky were aiming to team up on an sci-fi adventure that would span all of space and time to tell an epic love story. That project became known as The Fountain and went on to star Hugh Jackman as the interstellar traveler, ending the proposed collaboration between Pitt and the acclaimed filmmaker.
That team-up may action happen now, as Variety reports that the duo is eyeing an adaptation of John Vaillant's upcoming non-fiction book The Tiger. The action adventure story 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.
The Tiger, which will be produced by Pitt's Plan B and Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures, is being developed as a potential starring vehicle for the star at Focus Features. Writer Guillermo Arriaga will pen the screenplay. He previously worked with Pitt on 2006's Babel.
Man vs. nature always makes for an interesting story and the pairing of Pitt and Aronofsky is many years in the making, so I'm happy to see where this production takes the principles. Of course, both parties have numerous projects in development, so I'm not holding my breath for a release date.