Between Steven Spielberg possibly making a film about Moses (a.k.a., The Ten Commandments II: Commandments Harder) and Mel Gibson somehow making a flick about Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee, it seems that Hollywood’s getting religion. And now, you can add Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky to that list, as he’s in talks to make a film about Noah and his ark.
According to The AV Club:
“Paramount and New Regency have reached a deal to back Darren Aronofsky’s own biblical epic Noah. The studio partners are now eyeing next spring to start production, and have already recruited in-demand screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, Bond 23, Lincoln) to touch up the script about God’s special friend with the boat… Aronofsky said before, he doesn’t see Noah as a particularly religious movie—but rather a fable that’s more generally about faith—and has explained in other interviews that he sees Noah as a “dark, complicated character” and “the first environmentalist” who’s so racked with survivor’s guilt, he invents getting drunk.”
Well, this should certainly be interesting—the guy who laid down such cinematic weirdness as Pi, Requiem for a Dream, and Black Swan will now be making a film about a man who speaks to the creator of existence itself and then builds a boat large enough to hold two of every living being on Earth. Honestly, that’s not much weirder than Aronofsky’s The Fountain.
What do you think of the Noah movie news?