It appears Darren Aronofsky has a real fetish for human suffering.

After flooding the earth in Noah, the director has taken up a new project with some familiar themes. He is in talks with HBO to develop the series MaddAddam, based on the book trilogy by Margaret Atwood.

According to Deadline:

“The story…is set in the mid-21st century in a world where corporations have taken over for governments and the genetic modification of organisms is perversely ubiquitous. It centers on the events before and after a Waterless Flood that wipes out almost all of the world’s population and follows an extensive cast of characters, including those responsible for the apocalypse and those struggling to survive it.”

This would be the first project for Aronofsky with HBO, although it won’t be the last; in January, he signed a three year “first look” deal with New Regency/HBO to develop TV and movie projects for them. Maybe somewhere along the way he'll decide to do something a little more cheerful?

[via Vulture]