Aronofsky remaking The Fountain
Although Darren Aronofsky isn't exactly remaking his own film The Fountain, he has revealed that he's going to be re-editing it with footage that has ever been seen before to make a different telling of the story.
He says it would be more of an alternative version, something that sounds akin to the tinkering that Ridley Scott performed on Blade Runner, although I doubt we'll be looking at multiple versions for The Fountain.
"It wouldn't be a 'director's cut"
He says, to MTV through /Film, that the film would include a lot of footage not used in the final version and would be a retelling of the story.
From what he's saying it sounds like he would be working on telling something different rather than just rediting, adding back in deleted scenes, and making The Fountain longer. It seems that Aronofsky has bigger plans in store for the film.
I'm keen for this kind of rework of a film, Director's cuts all too often mean just adding in scenes that were once removed, and for me that's just an easy way out and a quick marketing ploy. Oh yes, there's often something more to be had, and sometimes it really is what the director wanted to do, but more often than not these days it's for a quick buck.
This though, this is a true Director's cut, a cut belonging to the director, a version that was different from the one released under commercial and studio pressure. Definitely one to see.