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Darren Aronofsky casts Cain and Abel for his Noah epic

07.31.2012
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Noah concept comic Cain and Abel

It's best to lay aside all expectations when it comes to the work of Darren Aronofsky, and NOAH is very quickly asserting once again (after doing so several times over before) that it is no different in that respect from anything of his that came before. Case in point being the casting of Cain and Abel, characters who had died long before Noah ever had his argument with God about just how big a cubit really is. I think so, anyway - my own Bible knowledge is a bit rusty. Abel was definitely dead, I can tell you that. As in, really dead. Head-smashed-in dead.   The above art from Aronofsky's Noah concept comic proves it.

The actors cast by Aronofosky are two Icelandic gentleman named Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Reykjavik-Rotterdam) and Arnar Dan, who will no doubt become more well known in the US than their current state of "not at all" after NOAH arrives.  But again, what's important is the characters they're playing, as it means we can now reasonably expect NOAH to cover a greater expanse of time than was necessarily anticipated previously.  That being said, their parts will definitely be on the small side as it has been revealed that they "won’t have many lines but must instead express the brothers’ emotions."

Something which I for one am all for.  Aronofsky's next flashy flood of brilliance bears the current release date of March 28th, 2014.

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Extra Tidbit: Dakota Goyo (THOR, REAL STEEL) was cast as Young Noah, and since people lived for f***ing ever back in Biblical days perhaps that's when we'll see Cain and Abel. Conversely, it has been suggested that the Cain and Abel portion may serve as a prologue of sorts to the rest of the film proper.
Source: Iceland Review

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6:34PM on 07/31/2012

I won't lie to you

I've always figured that if a movie about the Flood was ever made, a great way to begin it would be with the act of Cain killing Abel, because well portrayed, there would be a great sense of dread on witnessing the first murder ever comitted, one might say the first real act of evil by a man. It's a perfect starting point because by Noah's time, the murderous acts of humanity have grown unbearable. Call me enthusiastic, cause if it's not a flashback, but the opening scene, Aronofsky is making
I've always figured that if a movie about the Flood was ever made, a great way to begin it would be with the act of Cain killing Abel, because well portrayed, there would be a great sense of dread on witnessing the first murder ever comitted, one might say the first real act of evil by a man. It's a perfect starting point because by Noah's time, the murderous acts of humanity have grown unbearable. Call me enthusiastic, cause if it's not a flashback, but the opening scene, Aronofsky is making a great choice.
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2:38PM on 07/31/2012
Shoulda been Fred and George Weasley.
Shoulda been Fred and George Weasley.
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1:44PM on 07/31/2012
I hope it's not flashbacks but rather a time-traveling Noah's ark. That'd actually be better than a Delorean.
I hope it's not flashbacks but rather a time-traveling Noah's ark. That'd actually be better than a Delorean.
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9:43AM on 07/31/2012

Frakking double post!!

What can you do?
What can you do?
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9:38AM on 07/31/2012

Call me childish...

But I found the name Johannes Johannesson amusing.... The first thing popped in my mind was that fake conspiracy teacher from Community season 2, named Professor Professorson (whose family name was Professorberg). :P

PUMPED for the film more and more!
But I found the name Johannes Johannesson amusing.... The first thing popped in my mind was that fake conspiracy teacher from Community season 2, named Professor Professorson (whose family name was Professorberg). :P

PUMPED for the film more and more!
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7:43AM on 07/31/2012

correct me if i'm wrong.

i thought Cain and Abel lived in the same time as cavemen and ancient romans. At least thats how "Year One" depicted them.

seriously though, i'm liking this movie. I expect flashbacks to Cain and Abel occur as part of the history of violence that leads up the the great flood. Sure to be an epic movie
i thought Cain and Abel lived in the same time as cavemen and ancient romans. At least thats how "Year One" depicted them.

seriously though, i'm liking this movie. I expect flashbacks to Cain and Abel occur as part of the history of violence that leads up the the great flood. Sure to be an epic movie
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8:28AM on 07/31/2012
Cain and Abel we're the 1st two sons of Adam and Eve. Cain committed the 1st murder ever in the civilization of man and was for the rest of his life cursed for it. The Earth before the flood had people living some 800-900 years so Cain and Able we're alive probably thousands of years before Noah.
Cain and Abel we're the 1st two sons of Adam and Eve. Cain committed the 1st murder ever in the civilization of man and was for the rest of his life cursed for it. The Earth before the flood had people living some 800-900 years so Cain and Able we're alive probably thousands of years before Noah.
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