HBO Taps Aronofsky to Adapt Atwood 'MaddAddam' Trilogy

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Deadline.com reports that HBO has tapped Pi/Requiem for a Dream/Black Swan/Noah director Darren Aronofsky as executive producer (and potential director) of a new series based on Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy

Speaking of pi, Wired.com  recently reported that Paul Ingrisano, aka Pi Productions Corp., filed for and received a trademark on π., Yes, that's pi with a period following it. According to Wired, Paul Ingrisano, a.k.a.Pi Productions Corp., the issue came to light when Ingrisano sent a cease-and-desist order to print-on-demand outlet Zazzle, which has a number of sellers that offer "an array of clothing items that feature pi," including one with the symbol dressed as a pirate.

On his Twitter account, Aronofky chimed in on what one Zazzle T-shirt seller called the "ridiculous asshattery" of the patent claim: