After getting acclaim for his work on the screenplay for Black Swan, Mark Heyman has managed to pick up a new project for himself. He started out as Darren Aronofsky’s assistant, and managed to climb to the rank of senior vice president at his Protozoa Pictures. Now he’s branching out. In addition to writing Aronofsky’s Machine Man, he’s also been pegged to be the scribe for Spider-Man director Marc Webb’s new movie, titled Rage.
Described in the report by THR as being “set in a post-apocalyptic society where all the adults have died and a group of teens sets about trying to establish a new society”. Oddly enough the first thing I thought of when I read this plot synopsis is an episode of South Park. You may recall it as the one where the kids tell the police that their parents molested them, the parents were taken away, and they then ran the town.
Or Lord of the Flies. That, too.
The big question this leaves me with is what this says about the future of the rebooted Spider-Man series. One could reasonably assume that there’ll be sequels, but will Webb be in tow? The same story says that he hasn’t made any decisions about his career after it’s done with production, but that the idea is “close to his heart”. I wouldn’t exactly be surprised to see him make this next, although one must wonder what kind of contract Sony has him in.
What do you think of this project? Would you want to see both Heyman and Webb work on it next?
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