It was last month when we decided we'd be covering Darren Aronofsky's NOAH, thanks to the fact that it seems to have more in common with MAD MAX or CLASH OF THE TITANS than the biblical tale we're familiar with. Filled with monsters and savages, the film stars Russell Crowe as the title character, along with a cast including Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, and Ray Winstone.
Aronofsky's longtime cinematographer Matthew Libatique recently tweeted out an image from "inside the ark," which you can see above. Obviously it's just a still (blurry one at that), but it should give you an inkling of what they're going for on this one.
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...
NOAH comes out in 2014.