In a story from Variety, Brad Pitt and Darren Aronofsky are teaming up for Focus Feature's The Tiger.

Guillermo Arriaga is going to write the script.

The film is based on the soon to be released nonfiction book "The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival" from John Vaillant. It is set "on the Siberian plain, where human development is encroaching on the tigers' habitat -- and one tiger turns on the intruders." As the townspeople are tracked and hunted with an almost supernatural power, a conservationist game warden must fight back against the tiger.

The film is being put together as a project for Pitt to potentially star in.

Pitt and Arriaga have worked together before on Babel.

"This is the first time I have adapted a screenplay, since I have previously only written original screenplays," stated Arriaga. "I chose to adapt this story, first, because I have a profound love for the outdoors and the intense tension between man and nature which the book reflects; and, second, because of the great privilege of working with such accomplished filmmakers as Darren Aronofsky, Brad Pitt, and James Schamus."