The Fountain of Immortality

The Fountain is an odyssey about one man’s thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves. His epic journey begins in 16th century South America, where conquistador Tomas Verde (Hugh Jackman) commences his search for the Tree of Life, the legendary entity believed to grant eternal life to those who drink of its sap. As modern-day scientist Tom Verde, he desperately struggles to find a cure for the cancer that is killing his beloved wife Izzi (Rachel Weisz). Travelling through deep space as a 26th century astronaut, Tom begins to grasp the mysteries of life that have consumed him for more than a millennium.

A graphic novel of The Fountain (ISBN 1401200591) illustrated by comic artist Kent Williams was released in November 2005 to positive reviews. The graphic novel is based on the original script Darren Aronofsky wrote for the movie he originally had in mind. After the initial script was refused for production reasons, Darren Aronofsky presented the script to Vertigo Comics to be transformed into a graphic novel. Aronofsky gave Kent Williams the freedom to visualize the story as he saw fit without having a say in what the graphic novel turned out to be.

[Source: Wikipedia – The Fountain]

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A special tree grows hidden. A tree of life. They say whoever drinks from it sap will live forever.

“What if you could live forever?”

1500 A.D.

Will you deliver this bane from bondage?

Take this ring, it’s a symbol of your pledge to find the elixir of mortality.

You shall wear it when you find Eden. And when you return, I shall be your Eve.

2000 A.D.

My conquistador, always conquer.

2500 A.D.

Our bodies are prison, for our soul.

All flesh decays. Death turns all to ash.

And thus, death free every soul.

“Together we will live forever.”

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