When a $200m franchise based on the popular aged West Indian gentlemen's game of choice was announced, not many people predicted a four-and-a-half hour "probability space Western" directed by Darren Aronofsky, in which there are no characters or dialogue, merely a series of coloured dots appearing on the screen at greater and greater intervals until the screen is simply black for the last 45 minutes. "If you can understand the numerical and colour-based code of the film, then the narrative is a pretty classic boy-meets-girl story," claims Aronofsky. "And the scene when the Seann William Scott character wins the world dominoes championship is pure Hollywood."
"We respect Darren's vision of an alternate reality based on probability," replied MGM recently, "but we want our two hundred million bucks back."
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