Originally Posted by Alexei Belyakov
Aronofsky did to McQuarrie's script what Refn did to Amini's for DRIVE.
He didn't completely rework it, but changed a great deal of the first act and took it away from PG-13 ground and well into R-rated terrain.
The script wreaks of Aronofsky's
style and signature.
It would blow your mind - if you or anyone cared about it.
I think most of us care - and most of us hold Aronofsky in high regard.
But he chose to leave. And any new director coming on board a project almost always hires their own writer. It seems pretty standard practice in Hollywood.
I like the parts you described (not sure about the ending, though I didn't have the entire context for it). Here's hoping that the best elements of the screenplay are retained. But that's all we can do.