Having received the best notices of his career with 2010′s Black Swan, director Darren Aronofsky has decided to go epic with his follow up film. Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson, Noah is exactly what it sounds like: the story of a man who builds a massive ship to protect his family from a coming storm. Check out the trailer.
From the trailer alone, it’s tough to see exactly how religious the film will be.
After all, we couldn’t imagine any major studio green-lighting a film that could potentially put off non-Christian/secular audiences. Will it play down Noah’s divine biblical vision? Instead of calling it a prophecy, will Noah simply tell his wife: “Listen: I’ve just got a hunch about this storm”?
Whatever the case may be, the oodles of special effects and larger-than-life performances from Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins should make this a film a must-see when it finally arrives on the big screen.
Noah has been prophesied for a UK release in March 2014