Darren Aronofsky has signed on to direct Machine Man, a thriller based on Max Berry’s online story and upcoming book. The film, to be written by Mark Hayman, is about a “gadget geek and engineer” who decides to replace body parts with titanium upgrades.
As it turns out, he’s not the only person who has plans for his upgrades. The film will be produced by Cathy Schulman and Barry for Mandalay Pictures.
There’s no word on whether this will come before, after of conflict with his work on Wolverine 2.
Barry’s book, being written and posted a page at a time online, will be published by Vintage Books in spring 2011.