Darren Aronofsky Discusses ‘Lone Wolf And Cub’ Movie Status

FROM SPLASH PAGE: On the very short list of “Directors We’d Like To See Tackle A Comic Book Movie,” Darren Aronofsky has a permanent spot among the top three names. Sure, he directed 2006’s “The Fountain” and wrote the accompanying Vertigo graphic novel, but we’re talking more along the lines of a spandex-clad, super-powered do-gooder out for justice. We got close to our wish back in ’02 when Aronofsky was rumored to direct an adaptation of Frank Miller’s classic “Batman: Year One” series, but that project eventually fell by the wayside.

However, we occasionally hear blips on the comic book film radar about a possible adaptation of the iconic manga series “Lone Wolf & Cub,” which follows a disgraced Shogun’s executioner on a quest for vengeance with his three-year-old son in tow. And while Aronofsky has stated that “Lone Wolf & Cub” isn’t on his upcoming slate of films, it never hurts to check in with him in regards to the manga masterpiece.

Read the rest of Darren Aronofsky’s thoughts on a “Lone Wolf and Cub” movie at SplashPage.MTV.com.