Darren Aronofsky tweets first pic from set of Noah
It's about to get Biblical with writer-director Darren Aronofsky (who last made you feel icky and scared with Black Swan) tweeting a picture of the set he's constructing for his big-screen flick Noah.
Aronofsky is taking the tactile route, opting to build a real ark and considering the message that went only with the photo, getting things started on this project means the world to him: "I dreamt about this since I was 13. And now it's a reality. Genesis 6:14."
For those of you not familiar with Bible quotes - so, most everyone? - the passage in question translates to, according to multiple internet sources "Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch," although no word yet if Aronofsky's crew is in fact using gopher wood...or exactly what that is.
The film, with a scheduled 2014 release, stars Russell Crowe as the titular pure Patriarch who was instructed by God to build an ark and pack it with his family and two set of each animal so that when He sent the punishing flood to wipe out sinful humans, good-guy Noah would survive.
Crowe is joined by Jennifer Connelly (whose performance in Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream still gives us shivers), Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ray Winstone.
The script for Noah was leaked and, according to HitFix, it seems that Aronofsky is going for a large-scale, super-dark rather radical version of the famous Biblical tale, including supernatural elements and fallen angels called the Watchers, which stand at 11 feet, have six arms and no wings. So he's clearly going for something visually spectacular and will likely defy expectations when it comes to the story of a man and an ark.