A lead character who begins receiving mysterious and possibly apocalyptic visions which may or may not be legitimate, or could simply be the products of a burgeoning madness, and begins an obsessive journey of creation that risks self-destruction. Sounds like your basic Darren Aronofsky film, no? Well, it is—and it’s also the basic throughline for the Biblical tale of Noah, who in the tale receives visions of an apocalyptic flood from God and builds a gargantuan arc to house himself, his family, and two every animal on Earth. Which is why, in a way, it makes so much sense that Aronofsky has made a film version of Noah’s story.
Noah stars Russell Crowe as Noah who, along with a little help from Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and, well, the Big Guy, begins construction on a giant goddamn boat while receiving visions of a flooded and destroyed Earth. Meanwhile, Ray Winstone plays the film’s Big Bad, who seems to want the arc for himself once the flood comes down.
Noah is set for a March 28, 2014 release date, and reportedly features some of the most complex ILM imagery ever shot.
What do you think of the Noah trailer?