Darren Aronofsky to helm Noah

Biblical tale offers “a window into Noah's passion”

 
He's tackled everything from paranoid mathematicians to washed up wrestlers to bonkers ballet dancers, but this time Darren Aronofsky is getting Biblical on our asses. 
 
"Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family's journey," the Black Swan director said. 
 
“The imaginations of countless generations have sparked to this epic story of faith. It's my hope that I can present a window into Noah's passion and perseverance for the silver screen.” 
 
Noah has been a long-time passion project for Aronofsky, who was inspired to write a poem called The End Of The World Through Noah’s Eyes when he was 13 and won a competition at his school.
 
"Noah was the first person to plant vineyards and drink wine and get drunk. It's there in the Bible - it was one of the first things he did when he reached land. There was some real survivor's guilt going on there. He's a dark, complicated character," the director said back in 2007. 
 
As TF reported back in June this film was being touted as a “big fantasy epic", so it's no surprise to see The Fountain writer Ari Handel on board.
 
Aronofsky and Handel will hand their script for Noah over to Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator) for a rewrite. 
 
Scott Franklin and Aronofsky will then produce the movie. Outside of the fact that Paramount Pictures and New Regency Productions have joined forces for this production, that's all we know right now. 
 
Pretty sure there'll be an ark in it though! 

Excited to see what such a visionary director can do with a story of a man trapped with family and some unusual friends on a seagoing vessel? Or prefer to see the Biblestudies left in church? Tell us below!

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    • Murphy0806

      Oct 4th 2011, 19:50

      Hmmm... Might be stinker this one. I like his films but he might be over reaching here. I know your last couple of films have done really well but calm down Darren.

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 5th 2011, 0:23

      I'd llike to see him do a James Bond movie...hahahahaha awkward much?

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    • Bajumeru

      Oct 5th 2011, 15:50

      Can't wait for this! Darren Aronofsky is a brilliant director, and I'm super excited to see what he'll do with the material :-D

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