Darren Aronofsky To Adapt Margaret Atwood's "MaddAddam" For HBO

Margaret Atwood isn't just an amusing Twitter personality, kids. She also writes books! (You should know that.)

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    Just kidding about the whole Twitter thing. Obviously Margaret Atwood is a celebrated and prolific author. We just enjoy her Twitter flirtation with comedian Rob Delaney a whole lot.

  • Anyway! She's great! That's why it's such good news that Darren Aronofsky, director of Black Swan and Noah, is said to be adapting Atwood's book MaddAddam for HBO.

    The book, which is about life after an apocalyptic flood (sound familiar, Darren?), seems like a great fit for HBO and for the director, who may also helm the series.

  • This is a brief description of the series: "Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recovering from a debilitating fever, so it's left to Toby to preach the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb."

    If anyone can make sense of this new world, it's the guy who did "Requiem For A Dream."

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