Following the success of his Biblical epic, Noah, earlier this year, Darren Aronofsky is looking to bring his next project to the small screen. Deadline reports that the Requiem for a Dream helmer has plans to executive produce an HBO miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood's "MaddAddam" trilogy and is potentially planning to direct as well.
The trilogy began with "Oryx and Crake" in 2003. It was followed by "The Year of the Flood" in 2009 and "MaddAddam" in 2013.
As the story begins, we meet a man called Snowman sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the death of his beloved Oryx and slowly starving to death. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where insects proliferate and mutant pigoons and wolvogs ravage the land.
As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, who think of him as a kind of monster, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake’s high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.
Atwood herself is attached to serve as consulting producer.
OH SHIT, I just remembered that brain-dead statement from people connected with "Noah" that the movie was all-white because they were trying to be post-racially Mythic and Universal. Was Aronofsky himself part of that, or was it some idiot underling? (Obviously Aronofsky himself was involved in the casting tho).
Anyway, don't care, point is, MARGARET ATWOOD ON HBO.