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Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain" to be published as a graphic novel

Old 01-20-05, 06:46 AM
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Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain" to be published as a graphic novel

... by DC's Vertigo imprint.

Written by Darren Aronofsky
Adapted by Kent Williams
Art and cover by Williams

Darren Aronofsky proved himself a filmmaker to watch with his provocative debut, Pi. His follow-up, Requiem for a Dream, continued the accolades, receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. His latest accomplishment, however, comes straight to comics in the form of The Fountain, a gorgeously painted, oversized original graphic novel about the timeless truths of life, love and death.

Working with acclaimed painter Kent Williams (Blood: A Tale, Destiny: A Chronicle of Deaths Foretold), The Fountain crisscrosses through three distinct time periods: in 1535, during an ancient Mayan war; the present day, following one doctor’s desperate search for the cure for cancer; and the far future, through the vast exotic reaches of space. Interweaving these three periods, THE FOUNTAIN follows Tomas — warrior, doctor, explorer — as he feverishly tries to beat death and prolong the life of the woman he loves.

A story so grand, one medium couldn’t contain it, Aronofsky is also shooting a feature film version of the story for New Regency and Warner Bros. Pictures starring Tony award- winning actor Hugh Jackman (The Boy from Oz, X-Men, Van Helsing) and acclaimed actress Rachel Weisz (Constantine, The Mummy, The Constant Gardener). But before he did, the filmmaker wanted The Fountain to be realized in the unique storytelling power and artistic beauty of the graphic novel. Together, Aronofsky and Williams deliver what might be considered the ultimate director’s cut.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 24 :: 8.625" x 11.625" :: 176 pages :: $29.99 US :: MATURE READERS :: Edited by Karen Berger
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Sounds neat.
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So has anybody read this yet?
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I'm waiting for my copy to arrive from amazon. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek
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