Blumhouse’s Adrift will see Darren Aronofsky and Jared Leto collaborate for the first time since 2000’s Requiem For A Dream.
It looks like Darren Aronofsky’s slate is beginning to fill up. Only a couple of weeks ago, we heard that Aronofsky would next be working with Brendan Fraser on The Whale, a film that follows ‘a reclusive online writing instructor who, weighing in at 600 pounds, lives marooned on a couch. Redemption may be within reach as he tries to reconnect with his estranged, sharp-tongued daughter.’
Now the maverick director – who hasn’t released a film since 2017’s mother! – has added another project, This one will see him re-team with Jared Leto, with whom he made Requiem For A Dream, the addiction drama made in 2000 that became a signature film for both director and star.
According to Collider, the new project is ‘based on a short story of the same name by Koji Suzuki, who wrote The Ring, Adrift takes place on the open sea and follows a fishing boat that discovers an abandoned yacht with a strange distress call. When a deckhand agrees to take control of the yacht solo as it’s towed into port, he discovers why his more experienced crew members called it a ghost ship’
Leto has reportedly been keen to make this project happen for some time and it will be interesting to see what will happen when the two creatives collaborate again. Both men have been unafraid to stray into darker themes with their work, but Requiem For A Dream, despite being a drama, arguably hovers into the darkest waters of either man’s career. What happens when they combine to work on a project that on the surface at least seems like a more straight-up horror remains to be seen.
When we see this one depends entirely on how quickly Aronofsky completes The Whale for A24, but we’ll keep you posted with more updates as we hear them.
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