Rachel Weisz's film director fiance Darren Aronofsky is such a huge fan of the hit TV drama Lost that he has signed up to direct an episode. The Requiem for a Dream director made a call to the desert island show's bosses to ask if he could head an episode, and he was thrilled when they agreed. Aronofsky's episode will be broadcast in May 2006.

In Addition to making Requiem for a Dream, Aronofsky wrote the screenplay and directed the 1998 film Pi, as well as the upcoming film The Fountain, which centers on the journey of one man's (Hugh Jackman) quest for immortality via a "tree of life" in Central America. Spanning over one thousand years and three parallel stories, the lesson is that death, part of the process of rebirth, is to be embraced and not feared.