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DARREN ARONOFSKY TWEETS THE FIRST PICTURE OF NOAH’S ARK SET

DARREN ARONOFSKY NOAH ARK

Darren Aronofsky twit pic of the Ark construction for film ‘Noah’

Darren Aronofsky just tweeted this picture of his ark set for upcoming film Noah, set for release in March 2014. With all that wood stacked up so high, he better hope the set lighting doesn’t get too hot and set the lacquer on fire – otherwise I’ll have to order a jumbo size pack of marshmallows. You just know that if Terry Gilliam was directing this it would almost certainly happen…that dude has no luck.

You’d be mistaken for thinking this film follows the original biblical story of ‘Noah and the Ark’ directly. It’s actually based on a french graphic novel created by Aronofsky and written by Ari Handel and artist Niko Henrichon. French magazine Le Lombard provided a translation of the synopsis for us roast beef eaters:

His name is Noah. Far from the stereotype of the patriarch that one appends the character of the Bible, he looked like a warrior. He looks like a Mad Max out of the depths of time. In the world of Noah, pity has no place. He lives with his wife and three children in a land barren and hostile, in the grip of severe drought. A world marked by violence and barbarism, delivered to the savagery of the clans that draw their reason to survive from war and cruelty.

But Noah is like no other. This is a fighter and also a healer. He is subject to visions which announce the imminent end of the earth, swallowed by the waves of an endless deluge. Noah must notify his followers. If man is to survive, he must end the suffering inflicted on the planet and “treat the world with mercy”. However, no one is listening.

The tyrant Akkad, who Noah went to visit in the city of Bal-llim, chased him and sentenced him to flee. After consulting with his grandfather Methuselah, Noah decided to rally to his cause the terrible Giants and accomplish the task entrusted to him by the Creator… [via Movies.com]

Sounds pretty epic, sounds pretty crazy….so I’m wondering if the reason Russell Crowe was cast had something to with the ‘mad max’ element being mentioned? It also seems like Aronofsky is setting a trend here of adapting graphic novels he’s worked on – The Fountain being his first.

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