Darren Aronofsky Eyes a New Sci-Fi Film With George Clooney

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BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 23: American film director Darren Aronofsky arrives at the red carpet of the first Beijing International Film Festival at China's National Grand Theater on April 23, 2011 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Darren Aronofsky; Photo: Feng Li

Two months after Darren Aronofsky announced that he wouldn’t be making The Wolverine, Vulture has learned that the Black Swan director has set his sights on a new film: a fifteen-year-old original sci-fi spec script called Human Nature by a little-known screenwriter named Jeff Welch. We hear that George Clooney is attaching himself to star as a man who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up years later to a world in which humans have become pets of another species. Insiders tell us that Warner Bros.–based producer Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend) is currently budgeting the movie, but if things go to plan, this would likely be Aronofsky’s next project.