Acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream) is writing a new graphic novel for Vertigo for release in August.  With art by Kent Williams, The Fountain is based on the new movie Aronofsky is currently shooting with Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, and Ellen Burstyn.  With an epic sweep, the story is set in 1535 during a Mayan war, in the present day, and in the far future.  The Fountain will run 176 8-5/8' x 11-5/8' pages for $29.99.


The Fountain was ready to shoot with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett a couple of years ago; Pitt pulled out due to creative differences with Aronofsky, and Blanchett was replaced with Weisz.