'Lost': Aronofsky will not direct

Fans of both the hit TV show Lost (which features a guy haunted by a sinister sequence of numbers) and indie filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (whose breakthrough film, Pi, was about a dude obsessed with devilish digits) will have to wait a bit longer to see if these two geek tastes can taste great together. The director has respectfully bowed out of helming one of the current season’s remaining episodes due to scheduling conflicts. "The timing didn’t work out," Aronofsky tells us. "I’m expecting a child." (The mom-to-be, of course, is Oscar nominee Rachel Weisz.)

The director, who is putting the final touches on his long-awaited sci-fi drama The Fountain, is also prepping a new movie called Flicker, an adaptation of the cult novel. (There are also rumors that The Fountain is being strongly considered for a slot at the Cannes Film festival this spring.)

There are still hopes, however, that Aronofsky — a big fan of the show — will be able to direct an episode next season. Considering how Aronofsky drove Ellen Burstyn nutty with diet pills and a demonic fridge in Requiem for a Dream, just imagine what he could do with the washing machine and all that smack inside The Hatch. Be very afraid, indeed!

(Additional reporting by Eric Kohn)


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  • Dave C

    If Pi = God then 4 8 15 16 23 42 = Retired New York Yankees Jerseys. Aronofsky will reveal that God was the pitcher of the Yankees and that Ellen Burnstyn was cursed by the numbers when Hurley won the lottery.

  • Gavin

    I’d chose Rachel Weisz over Lost anyday of the week.
    He is a smart man…

  • Cine

    Awww. Requiem for a Dream = favorite movie. Lost = favorite show. I’d love to see how great those would be merged.

  • map

    Two words: who cares?

  • The Smarmy Carny

    Television Tuesday: No Aronofsky-Lost Episode

    Back in November, I posted about Darren Aronofskys deal to direct an episode of Lost. Unfortunately, Aronofsky had to back out of the agreement.
    According to Aronofsky, the breaking off of the contract was amicable, as he is expecting a child wi…

  • Rory and Greig

    We are Lost’s biggest fans and we want to tell you that locke is an other,sorry to spoil it we read the script

  • Sean

    But he was on the plane…

  • jon

    i think they should get richard kelly instead (at least his new film got into cannes) and he could do some donnie darko time warp sh*t and maybe we’d find out jack was schizo and was secretly poisoning everyone and then a prehistoric dinosaur from the future past would team up with the black smoke monster and tear jack limb from limb. by then, eko would have his church finished and he could do the funeral. yup. i hate the internet.

  • Simon

    Nah, locke isn’t an ‘other’, you turd. Why do people feel the need to make themselves sound superior by saying they know more than the rest of us? What script exactly did you read, anyway?? The one the writer personally gave you (surely knowing you well enough to know you’re a turd and that you’ll ruin his career), or the one you made up? Cos, I’m pretty sure they haven’t released it in local book shops.

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  • Lawrence

    I like to watch “Lost” on satellite TV because it brings great pleasure for viewing.


  • Paul

    Great blog with lots of useful information and excellent commentary! Thanks for sharing.



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